Apurvi Chandela leaves for Bengaluru to train with coach

The shooters training at the Dr. Karni Singh Range have dispersed for a festival break but Apurvi Chandela has opted to train with coach Rakesh Manpat.

Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela on her way to Bengaluru for training.   -  KAMESH SRINIVASAN

The core group of Indian shooters training at the Dr. Karni Singh Range in Tughlakabad have dispersed for a festival break for Diwali and Dhanteras, but world record holder Apurvi Chandela has opted to fly to Bengaluru to train with coach Rakesh Manpat.

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The coronavirus situation back home in Jaipur forced Apurvi to change her plans and focus on training. “We will have a week of quarantine on return from home. It would have been a long break. I am using new gear after streamlining my food. I am getting used to it. So, I thought it was important to continue training and stay in that mode,” she said.

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Apurvi had travelled in her family car for the camp in Delhi, after months of training at home. She will be taking a flight after nine months following the new normal rules of wearing a face mask and a shield.

Having won two World Cup gold medals last year, in an authoritative fashion, Apurvi was set for the Tokyo Games before it got postponed due to the pandemic.