Indian shooters continued to dominate the International event as top Indian shooters Divyansh Singh Panwar and Apurvi Chandela won gold medals at the ongoing Mayton Cup international shooting in Austria. Divyansh became the champion in the men’s ten-meter air rifle event while Apurvi was crowned champion in the women’s section of the same event.
Apurvi Chandela, who has already booked an Olympic quota for the Tokyo Olympics, shot gold in the women’s 10-meter rifle event with a total score of 251.4. Another ace Indian shooter Anjum Moudgil who was also participating in the same event took third place at the podium with a total score of 229.
In the men’s 10-meter rifle event Divyansh Singh Panwar clinched the yellow metal with a final score of 251.4. Similarly, as in the women’s section, India’s other shooter Deepak Kumar settled for bronze in the same event with a final score of 228 points.
It is to be noted that all the four shooters- Apurvi Chandela, Anjum Mudgil, Divyansh Singh, Panwar and Deepak Kumar, have already booked their tickets for the Tokyo Olympics, scheduled to be held later this year. Both Apurvi and Anjum had qualified for the Tokyo Olympics at the 2018 Shooting World Championships held in Changwon, South Korea. Anjum had booked the Olympic berth by winning silver at the event while Apurvi qualified after finishing fourth in the tournament.
On the other hand, Divyansh earned the ticket to the marquee vent after he clinched silver at the ISSF World Cup that was held last year in Beijing, China. Deepak had confirmed his appearance at the Tokyo Olympics after winning bronze at the 14th Asian Championships in Doha.
The 2020 Olympics is scheduled to kick off in Tokyo from July 24. The Mayton Cup is a private tournament where shooters go on their expenses to gain international experience.