|Event||10m Men’s Air Rifle|
|2019 ISSF World Cup (Putian)||Gold|
|2019 ISSF World Cup (Beijing)||Silver|
Divyansh Singh Panwar is an Indian shooter born on 19th October 2002. He hails from Jaipur in Rajasthan. Divyansh is one of the youngest shooters from India to compete in International events. He represents India in the 10m air rifle category.
Divyansh Singh Panwar was born to Ashok Panwar and Nirmala Devi. His father is a doctor at Sawai Man Singh Hospital in Jaipur and his mother is a qualified Nurse.
Divyansh was interested in shooting when he was a child and his father would draw a target on the wall of their home so that he can shoot them with plastic guns. At the age of 12, he began to take shooting seriously and joined the Jangpura shooting range in Jaipur, where he had received his first shooting lessons from Kuldeep Sharma. Since he didn’t have his own shooting equipment initially, he had used his elder sister Anjali’s equipment.
In 2017, his father Ashok put him in Karni Singh shooting range in Delhi after he was pretty concerned by Divyansh’s PUBG addiction. At the Delhi shooting range, he was guided by Deepak Kumar Dubey and also got his own rifle as well as a new pair of shoes. Under the tutelage of Deepak, his shooting career began to take shape.
Divyansh is a strong follower of the Bhagavad Gita and he carries the pocketbook of the scripture with him during the practice and tournaments. Lone Indian Olympic Gold Medalist Abhinav Bindra is his inspiration.
Rise to Glory
After receiving training from the coach Deep Kumar Dubey, his shooting career began to blossom. In 2017, he got a breakthrough in his career when he began to clinch medals in all the 10m air rifle events in Junior and Youth national competitions. He also won medals in Junior and Youth men’s national trials 1 and 2.
In January 2019, Divyansh won the Lakshya Cup held at Lakshya Shooting Club in Mumbai.
In 2020, Divyansh Singh Panwar won the Gold medal in the 10m air rifle event at Meyton Cup held at Innsbruck in Austria. This year, he shattered the world record by scoring 253.1 and won a Gold medal 10m air rifle T4 event at the National Selection Trials held in New Delhi.
Divyansh Singh Panwar made his international debut for India at the 2018 ISSF Junior World Cup, where he won two Gold medals in 10m air rifle men’s team and 10m air rifle mixed team held at Suhl in Germany. In the same year, he won a Bronze medal at the ISSF World Shooting Championships in 10m air rifle mixed team junior at Changwon in South Korea.
In 2019, Divyansh won a Silver medal in 10m air rifle junior at the 11th Asian Shooting Championships. In that year, he participated in his first senior international competition at the ISSF World Cup in Delhi but he finished 12th in the qualification round.
Later that year, Divyansh competed in 3 ISSF World Cups, where he won 2 Gold medals in 10m air rifle and 10m air rifle mixed team at Putian, a Gold and a Silver in 10m air rifle and 10m air rifle mixed team at Beijing, a Gold in 10m air rifle mixed team at Munich and a Bronze at Rio de Janeiro. In total, he has clinched 4 Gold medals, a Silver and a Bronze.
Divyansh Singh Panwar will be representing India in his debut Olympics at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. He had secured the Olympics berth after he won the Silver medal in the 10m air rifle individual event at the 2019 ISSF World Cup in Beijing, China.