Shooters Apurvi, Ayonika fail to qualify for quarters

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 6 (IANS) Indian women shooters Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul crashed out of the Rio Olympics 2016 after losing in the quarter-finals in their 10 metre air rifle event here on Saturday.

Apurvi was placed in the 34th position with a combined score of 411.6 while Ayonika was 43rd with 407.0 among 53 shooters at the Olympic Shooting Centre.

China’s Du Li entered the quarter-finals, bagging the top spot with a score of 420.7, setting a new Olympic record at the event.

Germany’s Barbara Engleder took the second spot with 420.3 while Iran’s Elaheh Ahmadi was third with 417.8

Apart from the top three, a Russian, two Americans, a Croatian and another Chinese shooter completed the top eight line-up.

–IANS

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