Tokyo Olympics quota holder Divyansh Singh Panwar and Arjun Babuta qualified for the men’s 10m air rifle final on the opening day of the ISSF World Cup here on Friday.

In the 60-shot qualification, the 18-year-old Panwar finished sixth with a total of 629.1, while Babuta grabbed the third place after firing 631.8 at the Karni Singh Shooting Range.

The other Indian participant in the fray, Deepak Kumar, could not make the cut as he ended up 12th with 626.4.

South Korea’s Taeyun Nam topped the qualification with 632.1 while Israel’s Sergey Richter was second with 631.8.

Divyansh secured the Olympic quota when he bagged a silver in the 10m air rifle event at the Beijing World Cup in April 2019.

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The 18-year-old produced some excellent shooting in the qualification here and, barring in his 20th shot, never went below…

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