World Championship silver medalist, Anjum Moudgil broke world record on Monday at XII Sardar Sajjan Sethi Memorial Masters shooting competition. Currently, positioned at number eight she secured a Tokyo Olympic 2020 quota earlier.

Anjum Moudgil, representing Punjab shot 253.9 in the finals at Dr. Karni Singh Range in New Delhi. She shot a full point ahead of India teammate and world number one Apurvi Chandela’s mark of 252.9, set at the New Delhi World Cup stage, earlier this year. Silver Medalist Mehuli Ghosh of West Bengal missed Apurvi’s mark in the women’s final but 0.7 but made sure to go past it in the junior’s women’s final, which she won with a score of 253. Elaveni Valarivan won silver in junior section with a score of 252.4.

In a statement to Time of India, a triumphant Anjum said, “More than winning medals, I love setting records. I am happy for it. But honestly, you don’t enter the range thinking about the records. I think I was shooting well today and the record just happened.”

On her preparation for the Tokyo Olympic 2020, the shooter from Chandigarh said, “Yes, there are good shooters in the event, but, we have so much to learn and improve. I only believe in the process and the result just follows. There is a lot scope for to improve. I will work more on being physically fit, on my weakness and focus on my preparations.”

She added more, “I leave to my coaches Deepali Deshpande and Oleg Mikhaylov( the national coach) to decide my training and preparations for competitions.”

Source: Times of India


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