Gurpreet Singh secures quota place in shooting for 2016 Rio Olympics
Ace Indian shooter Gurpreet Singh has secured India a fifth quota place in shooting for the 2015 Rio Olympics.
He achieved this feat by finishing fourth in the Men’s 10 metre Air Pistol final at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Shooting World Cup held in Munich, Germany.
In the final qualification round Gurpreet scored 154. He became second Indian to have secured a 2016 Rio berth at the ongoing World Cup.
Earlier, in same world cup Abhinav Bindra, India’s only individual Olympic gold-medallist, had won a quota place with a sixth place finish in the Men’s 10 metre Air Rifle final.
Previously, Gagan Narang, Jitu Rai and Apurvi Chandela have secured an Olympic quota place for 2016 Rio Olympics.
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2015