ISSF World Cup: Divyansh bags silver medal

Beijing: Divyansh Singh Parmar, on Friday, clinched a silver medal in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle and 2020 Olympic quota place to boot at the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/ Pistol in Beijing, China.

Divyansh was just 0.4 behind in the end calculations which handed China’s Hui Zicheng a gold medal with a score of 249.4.

Russia’s Grigorii Shamakov scored 227.5 and won Bronze.

China has already secured its maximum of two quotas in the event, thereby the two available quotas went to Indian and Russia.

Divyansh, who was competing on day four of competitions, also won gold in the Mixed Team event on Thursday.

India has now won a total of four Tokyo Olympic quota places in Shooting through Apurvi Chandela and Anjum Moudgil in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle, Saurabh Chaudhary in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol and now with Divyansh’s effort getting them their first in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle.

In the other event of the day, the Men’s 25m Rapid Fire competition, Adarsh Singh was the best Indian performer finishing on the tenth position with a score of 583 in qualifying.

China’s world number one, Lin Junmin, won gold in the event with a final round score of 35 while Germany’s Oliver Geis won silver with 31 and France’s Jean Quiquampoix won bronze with 27 points.