ISSF World Cup: Yashaswini wins gold, gets Olympics berth
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ISSF World Cup: Yashaswini wins gold, gets Olympics berth

September 3, 2019

Indian shooter Yashaswini Singh Deswal clinched the gold medal in the 10m Air Pistol event at the ISSF World Cup in Rio De Janeiro on Sept.1 and secured India’s ninth quota place for Tokyo 2020 in shooting.

The 22-year-old former Junior World Champion on Saturday last recorded 236.7 in the eighth-woman final of the season’s fourth ISSF World Cup for pistol and rifle shooters.

Ukraine’s world number one Kostevych, also a former Olympian and world champion, claimed the silver with 234.8, while Serbia’s Jasmina Milavonovic bagged the bronze with 215.7.

This is also India’s third gold in Rio, after Abhishek Verma and Elavenil Valarivan won the yellow metal in the men’s 10m Air Pistol and women’s 10m Air Rifle respectively. With this brilliant performance, Yashaswini has now joined Sanjeev Rajput, Anjum Moudgil, Apurvi Chandela, Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma, Divyansh Singh Panwar, Rahi Sarnobat and Manu Bhaker as India’s other quota holders for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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