ISSF World Cup: Divyansh, Babuta, Anjum qualify for 10m air rifle finals

New Delhi, 19 Mar: Tokyo Olympics quota holders Anjum Moudgil, Divyansh Singh Panwar and Arjun Babuta qualified for the women’s and men’s 10m air rifle finals respectively on the opening day of the ISSF World Cup here on Friday.
In the 60-shot qualification, the 18-year-old Panwar finished sixth with a total of 629.1, while 2016 ISSF junior world cup bronze medallist Babuta grabbed the third place after firing 631.8 at the Karni Singh Shooting Range.
Anjum, 27, qualified for the women’s 10m air rifle final final by finishing an impressive second after aggregating 629.6 over six series of 60 shots.
World number one in the event, Elavenil Valarivan, could not make the top eight and finished 12th after managing to score 626.7.
Apurvi Chandela, who is also a Tokyo Games quota holder, had to be contend with a 26th place finish after shooting 622.8 in an unsuccessful qualifying outing here.
Hungarian Eszter Denes claimed the top position in the women’s event with 629.8 while Carolynn Mary Tucker of the USA was third with 629.1.
Anjum is one of the first Indian shooters to secure a Tokyo Olympics quota. The Chandigarh-based shooter bagged the Olympic quota with a silver medal at the 2018 World Championships in Korea. (PTI)