Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Gurpreet Singh Qualifies for 2016 RIO Olympics

28-year-old Subedar Gurpreet Singh qualifyed for 2016 Rio Olympics on Sunday. He is the fifth shooter from the country to have secured the Rio Olympics quota berth. 

He secured a place in the 2016 Olympics by scoring 154.6 points in the finals of 10-meter air pistol event in International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup presently underway at Munich, Germany.

He won two gold medals in shooting events at the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in India. He paired up with Vijay Kumarto win a gold in the Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol (Pairs) on 7 October 2010. On the same day, he and Omkar Singh won another gold medal in the Men's 10m Air Pistol (Pairs). He also won an individual bronze in Men's 25m rapid fire pistol (Singles) at the event. He hails from and is currently serving the Indian army.

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