New Delhi: Indian shooter Vijay Kumar won a silver medal in the men’s 25 metres rapid fire pistol event in the World Cup at Fort Benning, US. The Army man also clinched India's seventh place for the 2012 London Olympics.

According to information, Vijay lost the gold in a shoot-off to Germany's Christian Reitz on Saturday. The duo were tied for the first place at 584 after the qualifying and also at 29 after the final series.

Vijay shot one while Reitz four in the shoot-off.

Meanwhile, China's Feng Ding won the bronze with a total score of 589 in the qualifying round and 24 in the final round.

Among other Indians, Pemba Tamang finished ninth with a score of 580 while Gurpreet Singh was 29th with 571 points.

Besides Vijay, Annu Raj Singh, Rahi Sarnobat, Gagan Narang, Hari Om Singh, Ronjan Sodhi and Sanjeev Rajput are the others to qualify for the London Olympics in 2012.

(Agencies)