Apurvi Chandela and Divyansh Singh Panwar started the olympic year on a promisng note by bagging gold medals in the women and men’s 10m air rifle events respectively at the Meyton Cup in Innsbruck, Austria.
Olympic quota winner Apurvi shot the third best qualification score of 630.1 and followed it up with an equally impressive score of 251.4 in the final to seal the gold with a margin of 0.2 point. World No. 3 Apurvi had also won the gold and a bronze in the previous edition of the competition in 2019.
In the men’s 10m air rifle, World No. 2 Divyansh Singh Panwar shot 249.7 to claim the gold with a margin of 0.7 point. The silver was won by Dane Sampson of Australia while qualification topper Deepak Kumar (629.4) took the bronze.