New Delhi, Jan 7 (PTI) Indias Apurvi Chandela shot her way to a second successive gold medal and emerged as the Shooter of the Tournament in the Swedish Cup Grand Prix in Savsjo, Sweden. The 23-year-old Chandela shot 208.9 in the final to clinch the top prize in womens 10-metre tri-series event. Chandela, who had secured a quota for the Rio Olympics, won her first gold medal of the tournament late Tuesday with a world record score of 211.2, to surpass the feat of Chinese Olympic gold medallist Yi Siling (211). For her outstanding performance in the tournament, the rising shooter was awarded a Walther rifle, besides being crowned the best shooter (men and women combined). After giving a tough fight to Chandela, Norways Malin Westerheim won the silver with a score of 208.4, while another shooter from her country bagged the bronze after managing 186.1. In qualifications, Chandela shot 416.1 and was on fourth, and fought like a champion to emerge victorious in what was a tri-series match. On the first day on Monday, Chandela was ranked 10th. Having missed the train, she waited unsuccessfully for a bus when the temperature plummeted to -10 degree celsius, before reaching the venue through a road covered in snow. The result marked a positive start for Chandela ahead of the multi-sport extravaganza in Rio. Chandela had clinched the gold in the National Championships held last month. She had won an Olympic quota place for India after winning a bronze in the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, Korea in April last year. PTI AH PM PMadvertisement
WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – RCMP say several people were injured and a horse had to be euthanized when a stage coach plunged about 12 meters down a ravine near Williams Lake, B.C.The horse-pulled coach belonged to a local First Nation that was taking part in an annual ride that marks the start of the Williams Lake Stampede, which begins Thursday.Cpl. Madonna Saunderson says the coach lost control before tumbling down the embankment, and a recent mud slide in the area made the rescue challenging.She says Mounties, search and rescue, and air ambulance crews secured the people who were injured to stretchers and used ropes to raise them back to the road.Four people received non-life threatening injuries while two others who were injured were able to walk up the slope.Saunderson says one person was taken to hospital in serious condition and one of the two horses involved had to be put down.“Though there were many challenges in responding to this accident, rescuers and those at the scene really responded with true northern B.C. spirit, using whatever means were necessary to get people the help they needed,” she said in a statement.