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Divyansh Panwar retains 10m air rifle title in National Championships

Indian shooter Divyansh Singh Panwar. Photo: Twitter

Bhopal, Dec 10 (MNN) Former world number one Divyansh Singh Panwar won his second straight men’s 10m air rifle title in national shooting championships 2021 here on Friday.

Representing Rajasthan, Panwar shot 250.0 in the finals at the MP Shooting Academy range while Maharashtra’s Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil came second with 249.3 and Assam’s Hriday Hazarika third with a score of 228.2.

Panwar, 19, competed at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this year. He is also a four-time ISSF World Cup gold medallist.

The men’s 10m air rifle event in Bhopal saw a record participation of 768 shooters.

In Patiala, Madhya Pradesh’s Aakash Kushwaha and Pragati Dubey won the mixed team trap competition.

They beat Haryana’s Lakshay Sheoran and Bhavna Chaudhary by a margin of 42-37 in the gold medal match at the New Moti Bagh Gun Club ranges. Tamil Nadu, comprising Prithviraj Tondaiman and N Nivetha, won bronze in the event.

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