Shooters Divyansh, Apurvi win gold at Meyton Cup in Austria

While Divyansh won the gold in the men’s 10m air rifle event with an effort of 249.7, Apurvi bagged the yellow metal in the 10m air rifle women’s category with a 251.4.

Apurvi Chandela is one of the medal hopefuls at the Tokyo Olympics.

Apurvi Chandela is one of the medal hopefuls at the Tokyo Olympics.   -  ISSF

 

Indian shooters Divyansh Singh Panwar and Apurvi Chandela have clinched a gold medal each in Meyton Cup, a private tournament in Innsbruck, Austria.

While Divyansh won the gold in the men’s 10m air rifle event with an effort of 249.7, Apurvi bagged the yellow metal in the 10m air rifle women’s category with a 251.4.


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Deepak Kumar and Anjum Moudgil also a bagged bronze medal each in men’s and women’s 10m air rifle events respectively.

Deepak shot 228 en route the bronze, while Anjum’s effort of 229 also fetched her a podium finish.

The Meyton Cup is a private tournament where shooters go on their own to participate to gain experience before international events.

The four Indian shooters have already secured Olympic quotas for this year’s Tokyo Games.

Anjum and Apurvi became the first set of Indian shooters to secure quota places for the 2020 Olympics by winning a silver and finishing fourth respectively in the ISSF World Championship in Changwon, South Korea in September last year.

While Divyansh secured his Olympic quota in April by winning a silver in the ISSF World Cup in Beijing, Deepak earned the quota in the same discipline after winning bronze at the 14th Asian Championships in Doha in November last year.