Olympic quota winner Divyansh Singh Panwar claimed the World No.1 spot in men’s 10m air rifle while Elavenil Valarivan retained her top spot in women’s 10m air rifle, according to the latest ISSF rankings released on Sunday.
Both the youngsters had ended the 2019 season with the Golden Target award, which is given by the ISSF to the best shooters of the year in each of the individual Olympic events.
Last year, the 17-year-old Divyansh won two gold medals in the ISSF World Cups in Beijing and Munich, which also fetched him the Olympic quota. He closed the season with gold in the World Cup Final in Putian, China, in both air rifle and the mixed air rifle.
Thank you everyone for all the support and the good wishes.
Extremely happy to retain my @ISSF_Shooting 1st Rank. https://t.co/djWvoU772d
— Elavenil Valarivan (@elavalarivan) April 7, 2020
Manu Bhaker moved up one place from No.3 to No.2 in women’s 10m air pistol while Abhishek Verma also claimed the No.2 rank in men’s 10m air pistol.
World rank 2 😊🤞🏻@KirenRijiju pic.twitter.com/S2DLt24UuF
— Manu Bhaker (@realmanubhaker) April 5, 2020