ISSF World Cup: Divyansh, Babuta qualify for men’s 10m air rifle final

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Tokyo Olympics quota holder Divyansh Singh Panwar and Arjun Babuta certified for the men’s 10m air rifle final on the opening day of the ISSF World Cup right here on Friday.

In the 60-shot qualification, the 18-year-old Panwar completed sixth with a complete of 629.1, whereas 2016 ISSF junior world cup bronze medallist Babuta grabbed the third place after firing 631.8 on the Karni Singh Shooting Range.

The different Indian participant within the fray, Deepak Kumar, couldn’t make the lower as he ended up twelfth with 626.4.

South Korea’s Taeyun Nam topped the qualification with 632.1 whereas Israel’s Sergey Richter was second with 631.8.

India’s Divyansh secured the Olympic quota when he bagged a silver within the 10m air rifle occasion on the Beijing World Cup in April 2019.

World No.1 Divyansh, who had stamped his authority on the men’s 10m air rifle occasion on the National taking pictures trials right here earlier this yr, is among the India’s medal hopefuls in taking pictures on the Tokyo Games.

The Jaipur-based Panwar, who took to taking pictures on the age of 12, had skilled below Deepak Kumar in New Delhi.

The 22-year-old, who has been doing fairly effectively within the junior class up to now and is seeking to set up himself within the senior, produced some wonderful taking pictures within the qualification right here and, barring in his twentieth shot, by no means went under 10 within the qualification.

World quantity two, Petar Gorsa of Croatia, didn’t begin whereas Hungarian taking pictures legend Peter Sidi couldn’t make the lower.

A complete of 294 athletes from 53 international locations, together with a 57-member Indian contingent, are competing within the first multi-nation Olympic sporting occasion of this scale wherever on the planet submit the pandemic-forced lockdown.

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