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Panwar sets new world record

Updated on: 29 January,2024 07:25 AM IST  |  Cairo
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The 21-year-old shot 253.7 at the Egypt International Olympic City Shooting, bettering Chinese Sheng Lihao’s 253.3, set at the Asian Games in Hangzhou last year

Panwar sets new world record

Divyansh Singh Panwar

Indian Olympian Divyansh Singh Panwar (above) set a new finals’ world record in the men’s 10m air rifle and picked up the country’s second gold medal in the ISSF World Cup here on Sunday. The 21-year-old shot 253.7 at the Egypt International Olympic City Shooting, bettering Chinese Sheng Lihao’s 253.3, set at the Asian Games in Hangzhou last year.


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Divyansh had shown early form by topping qualification with a world-class 632.4, before bossing the 24-shot final with sensational precision shooting, leaving the silver-winning Italian Dani Sollazo 1.9 points behind.


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