Sanjeev Rajput secures eighth Olympic quota in shooting for India

Sanjeev Rajput
Sanjeev Rajput joined India's Anjum Moudgil, Apurvi Chandela, Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma, Divyansh Singh Panwar, Rahi Sarnobat and Manu Bhaker to seal a berth in the Tokyo Olympics. File photo: AFP
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io de Janerio: Two-time Olympian Sanjeev Rajput won a silver medal in the 50-metre 3-positions rifle event at the ongoing Shooting World Cup Rifle/Pistol stage in Brazil, thus securing India's eight Olympic quota in shooting for the 2020 Tokyo Games.

However, the Arjuna Awardee from Haryana could not win the gold after he came out with a poor final shot on Thursday, losing out to Croatia's Peter Gorsa by a margin of 0.2 points.

The 38-year-old veteran shooter joined India's Anjum Moudgil, Apurvi Chandela, Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma, Divyansh Singh Panwar, Rahi Sarnobat and Manu Bhaker to seal a berth in the Tokyo Olympics.

Abhishek wins gold, bronze for Saurabh 

Meanwhile, Abhishek Verma won gold in the 10m air pistol men's event with a score of 244.2 in the final. Saurabh Choudhary had to satisfy with bronze in the same event. India have already earned the maximum of two quota places in the event.

On Wednesday, Elavenil Valarivan had won the gold in the women's 10m air rifle competition.

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