Divyansh Singh Panwar wins 10m air rifle gold with a World Record score of 253.7 at the ISSF World Cup in Cairo

This is Divyansh's fourth gold medal in the ISSF World Cup following the ones he had won in Munich, Beijing and Delhi since 2019.
Divyansh Singh Panwar shot a world record 253.7 in the ISSF World Cup  final to clinch the air rifle gold. Image- Khel Now
Divyansh Singh Panwar shot a world record 253.7 in the ISSF World Cup final to clinch the air rifle gold. Image- Khel Now

Indian shooter Divyansh Singh Panwar, who played in the Tokyo Olympics, created a world record in the ISSF World Cup final and won the gold in the 10-meter air rifle event in Cairo, Egypt, on Sunday.

Divyansh Singh Panwar shot a world record 253.7 in the ISSF World Cup  final to clinch the air rifle gold. Image- Khel Now
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Divyansh Singh Panwar shot a world record 253.7 in the ISSF World Cup  final to clinch the air rifle gold. Image- Khel Now
Divyansh Singh Panwar shot a world record 253.7 in the ISSF World Cup final to clinch the air rifle gold. Image- Khel Now

The 21-year-old Divyansh created a new world record by scoring 253.7 in the final. After this, he left behind the world record of 253.3 set by China's Sheng LIhao in the Asian Games. Divyansh won the individual World Cup gold after five years. Earlier, he had won gold in the 2019 Putian World Cup.

Divyansh showed excellent form from the very beginning of the ISSF World Cup. He scored 632.4 in the qualifying round and reached the final by topping the list. In the final of 24 marks, he did not score less than 10 even once. His fourth and sixth targets were hit at a perfect 10.9. Divyansh completely dominated the final. Italy's Danilo Sollazzo, who won silver, was 1.9 points behind him.

Meanwhile, Serbia's Lazar Kovacevic won the bronze medal, while another Indian shooter Arjun Babuta finished sixth. This is Divyansh's fourth gold medal in the ISSF World Cup following the ones he had won in Munich, Beijing and Delhi since 2019. Apart from this, the Indian shooting team of Rhythm Sangwan and Ujjwal defeated Armenian pair Elmira Karapetyan and Benik Khlghatyan 17-7 in the World Cup final.

Interestingly, the women’s world record for air rifle is better at 254.0 in the name of another Chinese, Han Jiayu, recorded during the World Cup in Baku last year.

Divyansh Singh Panwar shot a world record 253.7 in the ISSF World Cup  final to clinch the air rifle gold. Image- Khel Now
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India is at the top of the medal table in the ISSF World Cup with two gold and two silver. At the same time, Spain was second with one gold and one silver, ahead of Kazakhstan, Britain, Greece and Korea.

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