Sanjeev Rajput wins gold in Shooting WC

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Shooter Sanjeev Rajput booked his berth for the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday by winning the gold medal in Shooting World Cup.

The Haryana lad came up with an outstanding score of 1278.2 in the 50 metre rifle three position event, a feat that not just saw him winning the event, but also confirming his participation in the London Games next year.

The shooter had earlier contested in the men`s 50 m rifle prone event at 2008 Olympics in Beijing, but failed to reach the finals. He has won a Bronze in Men`s 50m Rifle Prone event in the 2006 Commonwealth Games (Melbourne).