Divyansh Singh Panwar creates history by breaking the 10m air rifle world record to win the ISSF World Cup gold.
Divyansh Singh Panwar scripts history
Divyansh Singh Panwar, a 21-year-old boy from India has broken the 10m air rifle world record to win ISSF World Cup gold. Panwar witnessed China’s Sheng Lihao become the 10m air rifle champion with a world record of 253.3 from the sidelines.
During last year’s Asian Games in Hangzhou, he may have never dreamt of breaking this record in a matter of days. Panwar went on to score a total of 253.7 at the ISSF World Cup in Cairo, with the form he is in, Panwar will surely be eyeing for a medal in the 2024 Paris Olympics. After securing the gold by finishing 1.9 points ahead of Italy’s 21-year-old Danilo Sollazzo Panwar spoke to ISSF TV
“I am feeling very proud and I made my country proud.”
“Today I was very confident about my process and my technique, and I was just following the process and not paying attention to the announcer or the camera.”
“I was very much focused.”
When Panwar was asked how he had prepared for the competition, he answered with a smile “With a lot of water. And with some good motivational music, including some Indian spiritual music.”
Panwar seemed pretty confident when he was asked about the 2024 Paris Olympics
“I am feeling very much confident, and still training hard to go over there and make my country proud.”
Divyansh Singh Panwar’s coach opens up on his situation after the Tokyo Olympics
Divyansh Singh Panwar hails from Rajasthan a state in western India. Panwar came from humble roots as his father works as a senior nursing staff at the Sawai Man Singh Medical College in Rajasthan. Divyansh Was expected to perform well in the Tokyo Olympics but unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned and he finished in the 32nd ranking.
After the Tokyo heartbreak, Divyansh Panwar took some time off from rifle Shooting before undertaking a vipassana course in Rishikesh for two weeks, His coach Deepak Kumar Dubey opened up on Divyansh’s situation after the Tokyo Olympics.
“Divyansh understood that he is young and setbacks like these can happen to anybody. The vipassana course let him gather his thoughts after what happened in Tokyo. Once he was able to do that, he shot more freely and did not worry about his place in the Indian team,” Dubey said.
Divyansh Panwar’s sole focus will be on bringing the 2024 Paris Olympics gold medal to India and making the whole country proud.