India’s Divyansh Singh Panwar on Friday secured India’s fourth Olympic quota place in shooting by winning a silver medal in the ISSF World Cup in Beijing.
Divyansh,17, finished second in the 10m air rifle event in the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup for pistol and rifle shooters.
It is India’s fourth 2020 Tokyo Olympic quota after Anjum Moudgil and Apurvi Chandela (10m air rifle women) and Saurabh Choudhary (10m Air Pistol men) had secured berths in the earlier World Cups and last year’s World Championship.
In the qualification earlier in the day, Divyansh had finished third with 629.2 points.
On Thursday, the teenager had bagged a gold medal in 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event along with Anjum Moudgil. That was India’s first gold medal at the ongoing Shooting World Cup.
Meanwhile, the pair of Moudgil-Panwar won the gold in 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event with a win over Chinese pair of Liu Ruxuan and Yang Haoran.
Later in the day, Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary teamed up to win the gold medal in 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event to bag India’s second gold in the event.
Bhaker-Chaudhary thrashed their Chinese opponents 16-6 in the final to win the elusive yellow metal.
However, earlier on Friday, none of the Indians could qualify for the finals of 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event. Adarsh finished 10th with 583 points, Anish Bhanwala disappointed with a 22nd place finish after bagging 578 points and Arpit finished 29th with 575 points.