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Apurvi Chandela shot 211.2 to post the highest score ever in women's 10m air-rifle eventApurvi / Twitter

Indian star shooter Apurvi Chandela entered record books after posting the highest score in the women's 10m air rifle category. The 23-year-old achieved the feat at the Swedish Cup Grand Prix, and also won the gold medal in the process.

Apurvi shot 211.2 in the event on Tuesday to break the previous world record. Yi Siling of China, an Olympic gold medallist in the women's 10m air rifle event, held the record with a score of 211 before this.

Apurvi qualified for the Rio Olympics 2016 last year, after bagging a bronze medal in the 10m air rifle event in the ISSF World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) in Changwon, South Korea, in April 2015.

The latest achievement only gives her the strength to win a medal in the Summer Olympics, starting 5 August.

"This gold at Sweden has further strengthened my resolve to bag a medal at the Rio Olympics this year," Apurvi was quoted by PTI as saying after breaking the world record. "The support, encouragement and wishes received from my well wishers from Rajasthan has stood me in good stead in various international tournaments."

Apurvi also won the gold medal in the women's 10m air rifle event in the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, in 2014.