Anjum Moudgil Wins Gold, Shoots Above World Record At Masters Meet
Ace shooter Anjum Moudgil clinched her second gold at the ongoing Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Memorial Masters shooting competition. She grabbed the 10m air rifle mixed team event gold alongside Arjun Babuta. The forever calm Anjum teamed up with Arjun and edged passed Mehuli Ghosh and Abhinav Shaw of West Bengal 16-12 in the gold medal match on day two of the competition at New Delhi’s Karni Singh Shooting Range.
Earlier, Chandigarh girl Anjum shot better than the world record to beat Mehuli Ghosh by 1.7 point and clinched the gold in women’s air rifle in the 12th Masters shooting championship in Tughlakabad, on Monday.
The World Championship silver medallist Anjum is the first to win the Olympic quota for shooting in the current cycle for Tokyo
Anjum triumphed at the competition while the World No.1 and the world record holder Apurvi Chandela (252.9), who has won two gold medals in World Cups this season, has missed out. World No. 8 Anjum shot 253.9 in the finals, a full point ahead of Apurvi Chandela’s mark of 252.9. The Junior World Cup gold medallist Elavenil Valarivan also had failed to make the cut for the Masters in the women’s event.
The 24-year-old Anjum had earlier won the women’s 10m air rifle gold on day one. Ayonika Paul and Akhil Sheoran won the bronze in the event, beating Uttar Pradesh’s Ayushi Gupta and Saurabh 16-10 in the bronze medal match.
While securing a Olympic Quota Anjum also becomes the first woman to win an Individual Air Rifle medal at the World Championships in the Senior category last year
Anjum won silver in women’s 50m rifle event the 21st Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast last year.
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