Yashaswini Singh Deswalsecured first position in India’s ninth Olympic quota upstaging OlenaKostevych of Ukraine in the ISSF World Cup. OlenaKostevych was women’s 10m air pistol’s numerouno shooter.
Olympic Gold for India
Former Junior World Champion, Yashaswini Singh Deswal won gold in eight-woman final of the season’s fourth ISSF World Cup for pistol and rifle shooters. Her record was 236.7 while Kostevych that finished second winning Silver recorded 234.8. Serbia’s JasminaMilavonovic bagged the Bronze with 215.7.
She started with 10.1, 10.5 and 10.1 in finals and pushed the record to 10.36 and 10.1 to secure the top rank. She briefly slipped to 9.1 at a time but soon emerged with a humongous 10.8. Finally, she made a perfect shot of 10.9 to confirm her gold.
2020 Olympic Games Tokyo
Yashaswini Singh Deswal will other quota holders for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. It was the third gold in Rio. Abhishek Verma won the first gold in the men’s 10m Air Pistol and ElavenilValarivan won second gold in women’s 10m Air Rifle.
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