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Tita Nefeli from Greece, in action during her training before the women's 10km individual biathlon race in Les Tuffes, France as part of the of the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games in Switzerland.

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India's Apurvi Chandela shattered the world record on her way to the women's 10m air rifle gold with an incredible sequence of scores that never dropped below 10 in the ISSF World Cup at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range, Delhi in February. Photo: PTI

Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela after winning a gold medal in the final of women's 10m Air Rifle during the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol, at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi.

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Gold medallist India's Kirti poses with other medallists during the award ceremony of Asian Shotgun Championship in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju in a group photo with members of the Indian shooting team that returned from the ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup in Rio De Janeiro, in New Delhi.

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Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju meets with members of the Indian shooting team that returned from the ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup in Rio De Janeiro, in New Delhi.

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India's Manu Bhaker (R) and Saurabh Chaudhary pose for photographs with their gold medals after winning the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event at the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol, in New Delhi.

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India's Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary compete in the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event final during the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol, in New Delhi. India won the gold in the event.

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Shooters during the men's 10m air rifle event of ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol, at Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi.

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Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary poses with his gold medal during a ceremony after winning the finals of 10m air pistol event during the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol, at Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi.

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Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary celebrates after winning the final round of 10m air pistol event during the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol, at Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi.

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Gold-medallist Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela poses during the medal ceremony after winning the final of women's 10m Air Rifle during the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol, in New Delhi.

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Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela after winning a gold medal in the final of women's 10m Air Rifle during the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol, at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Gold medalists Priya Raghav (L) and Anmol Jain pose after wining 10m air pistol mixed team (jr) at Khelo India Youth Games 2019 in Pune.

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Gold medalist G Varshaa of Tamil Nadu competes in the final of 50m three position rifle shooting event at Khelo India Youth Games 2019 in Pune.

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Gold medalist Arjun Singh (c), silver medalist Vijayveer Sidhu (L) and bronze medalist Sarabjot Singh after winning the final 10m Air Pistol U-21 event at Khelo India Youth Games 2019, at Balewadi Stadium, Pune.

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Indian shooters, Gold medal winner Saurav Chaudhary and bronze medallist Abhishek Verma (R) pose for photographs during the medal presentation ceremony of men's 10m air pistol event at the 18th Asian Games 2018 at Palembang in Indonesia on Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018.

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Four years before Abhinav’s finest hour, Rathore made India proud by winning silver in the double trap event in Athens. It was India’s first-ever individual Olympic silver. Rathore, then 34, barely managed to qualify for the finals, where he shot consistently to tally 44. His total of 179 won him silver.

On August 11, 2008, Bindra hit the bulls-eye and made Olympic history in Beijing by bec­oming the first Indian to win an individual gold. He mastered the 10m air rifle in the fin­als, having finished fourth in the qualificati­ons. He raised his game and shot 104.5 poi­­nts for a total of 700.5. It was 1.8 points more than the second-placed Chinese Zhu Qinan.

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