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India’s Abhishek Verma dominated in the 10m Air Pistol final at the ISSF World Cup in Beijing on Saturday. In his second World Cup performance, he won the Gold Medal. With this achievement, the hobby shooter who turned into a professional has sealed a quota place for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Abhishek Verma was a cut above the rest of the field in the 10m Air Pistol final. He ended on the top step of the podium with 242.7 points. Russia’s Artem Chernousov took silver with a sum of 240.4 points in the eight-man final. Korea’s Seung-woo Han ceased with a bronze after shooting 220.0 in the final.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A thrilled Abhishek Verma on top of the podium showing off his 10m Air Pistol gold medal <a href="https://twitter.com/ISSF_Shooting?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@issf_shooting</a> World Cup in Beijing. He also won India’s fifth <a href="https://twitter.com/Tokyo2020?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@tokyo2020</a> quota in shooting in the process. <a href="https://t.co/ec3pWaXVGz">pic.twitter.com/ec3pWaXVGz</a></p>— NRAI (@OfficialNRAI) <a href="https://twitter.com/OfficialNRAI/status/1122025184842670080?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 27, 2019</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Abhishek Verma showcased his class in what was his first ISSF World Cup final. Indians have captured five quota places for the Tokyo Olympics so far with young Saurabh Chaudhary clinching one in 10m Air Pistol event at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi earlier this year.

Abhishek had won a Bronze Medal in the 10M Air Pistol Event during his India Debut at the Asian Games. He has little international exposure but is proving to be one of the finest shooters on the circuit.

Saurabh Chaudhary was covered in the MQS category earlier in the day to boost the chances of an Olympic quota place for India. World Cup gold medallist Shahzar Rizvi frustrated in the qualification round as he crashed out after finishing 32nd with a total of 576 points.

Arjun Singh Cheema had also finished outside qualification spots with a total of 571 points on Saturday.

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