Elavenil Valarivan gained a gold medal on the Delhi World Cup earlier this yr.© Instagram
Currently the World No.1 within the Women’s 10m air rifle class, Elavenil Valarivan will probably be hoping to show her potential by successful a medal within the upcoming Tokyo Games. The 21-year-old was lately advisable for the distinguished Arjuna Award by The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI). Born in Tamil Nadu, the ace shooter can be thought-about by many to be one in every of India’s greatest medal prospects within the taking pictures contingent for the Olympics. The teen is a part of a staff, which consists of the likes of Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary.
Valarivan is the one shooter within the Indian taking pictures staff for the Olympics to get the slot with out successful a quota. She obtained it after it was gained by Anjum Moudgil within the occasion. It is price noting that an Olympic quota isn’t gained by a person, however quite by a rustic.
Valarivan hit the limelight, when she gained three gold medals at two completely different ISSF Junior World Cups in 2018. She additionally gained one other junior World Cup gold medal in 2019, which as soon as once more proved her expertise.
Other than her Junior World Cup medals in 2018, she additionally gained bronze within the Asian Championships that yr, at Kuwait City.
Once once more displaying that she is on par with the older skilled shooters on this nation, Valarivan additionally gained two Shooting World Cup gold medals. The first one got here in 2019, when she gained the ultimate at Putian, China. She additionally put in a talismanic show on the Delhi World Cup in 2021, with a gold medal in her occasion.
The Tamil Nadu native additionally gained a bronze medal within the World Championships in 2018, at Changwon, South Korea. In the upcoming Olympics (which begins from July 23), Valarivan will probably be hoping to win a gold and create historical past, contemplating India has solely collected a complete of 4 medals within the sport on the Olympics.
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