Divyansh smashes finals world file


New Delhi, February 10

Tokyo Olympics quota holder Divyansh Singh Pawar smashed the world record with a score of 253.1 to win the men’s 10m air rifle T4 event of the National Selection Trials here today.

After qualifying third with a score of 629.7, Divyansh outgunned a field full of young Indian talent to win the final on the last shot, beating another Tokyo Olympics quota holder, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar. Saurabh Chaudhary (men’s 10m air pistol T4), Chinky Yadav (women’s 25m pistol T4) and Tejaswini Sawant (women’s 50m rifle 3 positions T4) also emerged winners in their respective events.

Saurabh continued his dominance in the men’s 10m air pistol by winning the T4 trial with a score of 243.1 in the finals. Sarabjot Singh of Haryana was second and Ravinder Singh of the Army, the winner of the T3 trials, came third.

Saurabh has now won two of the four trials conducted this year and made it to all the finals, besides coming out on top at the first Asian Online Shooting Championship held last month.

Another Tokyo quota holder, Chinky, won the women’s 25m pistol T4 competition, backing up the T3 victory in the same event.

Chinky has also made it to all the four finals this year and now has won two of them. She shot 37 in the final to leave Tejaswini of Haryana behind on 33. Manu Bhaker finished fifth.

The final winner of the day was Tejaswini, in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions T4 event. She shot 456.7 in the finals to beat seasoned shooter Lajja Gauswami, who shot 455. — PTI

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