ISSF Beijing World Cup: Divyansh Singh Panwar wins Silver Medal for India in 10m Air Rifle

At the ISSF World Cup in Beijing organized in China, Divyansh Singh Panwar won a silver medal in 10 m men’s air rifle event. During the event, Divyansh grabbed an Olympic quota at the 2020 Tokyo Games. For just a few minutes, that hall turned out to become a cricket stadium for the audience. In the final round of 10m air rifle mixed team event at the Beijing World Cup, Divyansh and Anjum Moudgil confronted Haoran Yang and Ruxuan Liu.

Irrespective of the stress in the event and the noise coming out from the crowd, Panwar shot a 10.5 on his final attempt in order to get Gold for India. On the other hand, Moudgil was a senior shooter among the remaining two. Deepali Deshpande, the National Junior Rifle Coach said, 'Divyansh showed the kind of focus he has when the final began. He was never unsettled by the noise the fans were making. While it was Anjum who was keeping the morale high in the previous rounds, it was Divyansh who stood his ground to ensure gold.'

Deepali then added, 'After Divyansh and Anjum defeat a better-ranked Russian pair in the semis, Divyansh told me that he wasn't expecting to be in the final at all. He's a young shooter, so it wasn't unexpected for him to be thinking that.' For Panwar, it is the 2nd world cup for India. This Jaipur-based shooter took part in New Delhi World Cup earlier. In just a narrow time, he missed out the spot in the final round in the month of February.

In China, it's the third medal for India at the Beijing World Cup. Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary also won Gold in the 10m air pistol mixed team that took place on Wednesday. Such players are truly making everyone in India proud of them.

by Mamatha Reddy | Fri, Apr 26 - 01:16 PM

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