Abhishek clinches gold, Sanjeev secures silver

Abhishek clinches gold, Sanjeev secures silver

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New Delhi, Aug 30 : Indian shooter Sanjeev Rajput won a silver medal in the 50m 3-positions rifle event at the ongoing ISSF World Cup in Rio De Janeiro and secured India's eight Olympic quota in shooting for 2020 Tokyo Games.

Rajput shot 462.0 in the final and missed the coveted gold by a margin of 0.2 points against Croatia’s Petar Gorsa who shot 462.2. on Thursday. With this win, the ace shooter has now joined India's Anjum Moudgil, Apurvi Chandela, Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma, Divyansh Singh Panwar, Rahi Sarnobat and Manu Bhaker to secure a berth for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Meanwhile, in another event of the day, Abhishek Verma won gold in the 10m air pistol men's event a score of 244.2 in the final while Saurabh Choudhary won the bronze medal in the same event.

India has already earned the maximum of two quota places in the event. On Wednesday, Elavenil Valarivan had won the gold at the women's 10m air rifle competition at the ongoing World Cup. (UNI)