India’s Divyansh Singh Panwar and Elavenil Valarivan won the gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event at the ISSF World Cup.
Divyansh, Elavenil claim 10m mixed air rifle gold in ISSF World Cup. (Twitter Photo)
- Elavenil and Divyansh shot a combined total of 16 in the gold medal match
- Istvan Peni and Eszter Denes managed 10 to finish second
- Mary Carolynn Tucker, Lucas Kozeniesky (17) of US bagged the bronze medal
India’s Divyansh Singh Panwar and Elavenil Valarivan came up with a superlative performance to win the gold medal in the 10m mixed air rifle event of the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi on Monday.
The India duo shot a combined total of 16 in the gold medal match to finish ahead of Hungarian world number one Istvan Peni and Eszter Denes who managed 10.
The Indians shot a 10.4 each in the final shot to secure the top prize while the Hungarian pair got 10.7 and 9.9 at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range.
Before that, the Indians more or less sealed the issue in their favour with a 10.8 apiece in the penultimate attempt, even as their opponents managed 10.4 each.
Mary Carolynn Tucker and Lucas Kozeniesky (17) of the US bagged the bronze medal ahead of Poland’s Aneta Stankiewicz and Tomasz Bartnik (15).
In the second qualification, Elavenil and Divyansh grabbed the top spot after shooting 211.2 and 210.1 respectively for an aggregate of 421.3.
Together, Peni and Denes shot a total of 419.2 in the qualification. The other Indian pair in the event, Anjum Moudgil and Arjun Babuta could not make the final after finishing fifth in the qualifying with a total score of 418.1.
In the finals, Divyansh and Elavenil shot 10.4 and 10.7, to begin with, even as their Hungarian opponents managed 10.1 each.
That was followed by a 10.6 and 10.5 from the visitors, whose scores in the third series read 9.9 and 10.7. Peni and Denes continued to shoot scores above 10 in the remaining series but that was not enough to get the better of the home favourites.
Having managed 10.4 and 10.7 in the first two series, Divyansh and Elavenil mostly shot mid or high 10 as the final entered its last leg. This was Divyansh’s second medal in the tournament after his individual bronze on an opening day. But Elavenil missed out on the final in her individual event.