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Tokyo Olympics: Deepak Kumar and Divyansh Singh Panwar fail to qualify in 10m air rifle

The harrowing fate of Indian shooters continued in Tokyo Olympics 2020. In the men's 10m air rifle, Deepak Kumar and Divyansh Singh Panwar finished way below the top-eight rank for qualification.

Tokyo Olympics: Deepak Kumar and Divyansh Singh Panwar fail to qualify in 10m air rifle-ayh
Tokyo, First Published Jul 25, 2021, 12:15 PM IST
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There seemed to be no respite for Indian shooters in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. On Sunday, a couple of Indian men were involved in the 10m air rifle but could not develop an impressive performance.

While Deepak Kumar finished with 624.7 in the 26th spot, Divyansh Singh Panwar shot 622.8 and finished 32nd. Both shooters were off to a poor start initially (102.9 for Deepak and 102.7 for Panwar) and failed to make a comeback in the later stages.

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Their range varied from 9.7 to 9.9, as they could barely hit ten. Although Deepak managed 105.2 and 105.3 in the fourth and sixth round, it was too late for him to recover, as he was staring at the bottom, placed just four spots above. While Deepak's series read 102.9, 103.8, 103.7, 105.2, 103.8 and 105, Divyansh managed 102.7, 103.7, 103.6, 104.6, 104.6 and 103.6.

Among the ones to qualify are Haoran Yang (China), Lucas Kozeniesky (USA), William Shaner (USA), Patrik Jany (Slovakia), Omer Akgun (Turkey), Vladimir Maslennikov (ROC), István Péni (Hungary) and Sheng Lihao (China). Meanwhile, Yang shot a record of 632.7, going past the previous record of 630.2 by Niccolo Campriani of Italy.
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