Elavenil Valarivan won gold medal at the ISSF World CupFebruary 21, 2019
Elavenil Valarivan the Tamil Nadu shooter 1st set a world record in the qualification round and went on to win Gold in the 10m air rifle event. Valarivan insists she did not expect to do that after a massive mix-up in flights resulted in a tired Indian squad reaching Sydney on the day of her event. But when she entered lane she just thought of giving her best.
At the same event in Sydney she won the team gold with Shreya Agarwal and Zeena Khitta. Later at the 10m air rifle trials in Delhi in June, she surpassed her previous world record to win a junior and senior gold. The same month she won another gold medal at the ISSF World Cup in day of her event.