World No 1 Divyansh Singh Panwar opened India’s medals tally with a bronze in Men’s 10m Air Rifle on the second competition day of the ongoing ISSF World Cup in New Delhi.
The 18-year-old Divyansh shot 228.1 to finish third on the podium while another Indian in the final, 22-year-old Arjun Babuta, finished in fifth place after three scores below 10.
Lucas Kozeniesky of USA claimed the gold with 249.8 while Istvan Peni of Hungary bagged silver with 249.7.
Olympic quota winner Divyansh shot 629.1 to be placed sixth in the finals while Arjun shot the third best 631.8.
In the women’s event, Olympic quota winner Anjum Moudgil had to settle for a fifth-place with 187.8.
Mary Carolynn Tucker (251.5) and Alison Marie Weisz (250.4) grabbed the gold and silver medals respectively for USA.
Eszter Denes of Hungary bagged the bronze with 230.2 after being eliminated in a shoot-off.
The 27-year-old Anjum had qualified for the final by finishing an impressive second with 629.6. She will also be competing in the Women’s 50m Rifle Three Positions.
World No 1 Elavenil Valarivan of India shot 626.7 to finish 12th while the third Indian in the event and Olympic quota winner Apurvi Chandela finished 26th with 622.8.
Men’s 10m Air Rifle: 1. Lucas Kozeniesky (USA) 249.8 (628.8); 2. Istvan Peni (Hungary) 249.7 (629.6); 3. Divyansh Singh Panwar (India) 228.1 (629.1); 5. Arjun Babuta (India) 185.5 (631.8). MQS: Aishwary Pratap Singh (India) 632.4; Pankaj Kumar (India) 627.1
Women’s 10m Air Rifle:1. Mary Carolynn Tucker (USA) 251.5 (629.1); 2. Alison Marie Weisz (USA) 250.4 (628.4); 3. Eszter Denes (Hungary) 230.2 (629.8); 5. Anjum Moudgil (India) 187.8 (629.6); 12. Elavenil Valarivan (India) 626.7; 26. Apurvi Chandela (India) 622.8. MQS: Nisha Kanwar (India) 629.4; Shriyanka Sadangi (India) 626.4.