Indian shooter Elavenil Valarivan secured the gold medal in the women’s 10-meter air rifle event at the ISSF World Cup 2023 held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 18, 2023.
- Elavenil Valarivan achieved a score of 252.2 in the final round, shooting 24 shots, and narrowly defeated France’s Oceanne Muller.
- A total of eight shooters qualified for the final round of the competition.
- This victory marked Elavenil Valarivan’s second individual ISSF World Cup medal.
- In the qualification round, Elavenil Valarivan finished 9th with a score of 630.5.
- The Rio meet was the last rifle and pistol ISSF World Cup event of 2023.
- Following the Rio event, the ISSF World Cup finals are scheduled to take place in Doha, Qatar, from November 18 to 27.
- India was represented by a 16-member squad at the ISSF World Cup.
Q.: Who won the gold medal in the women’s 10-meter air rifle event at the ISSF World Cup 2023?
a) Elavenil Valarivan
b) Oceanne Muller
c) Deepali Deshpande
d) Nivetha Paramanantham
Answer: a) Elavenil Valarivan