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Yashaswini shoots gold, secures 9th Olympic quota to India

Yashaswini Singh Deswal procured India’s ninth Olympic quota in shooting she chased her way into the women’s 10m air pistol gold at the ISSF World Cup here on Saturday.

The 22-year-old former junior world champion recorded 236.7 at the eight-women closing of this year’s fourth World Cup for pistol and rifle shooters.

World no.1 Olena Kostevych of Ukraine claimed the silver 234.8, while Serbia’s Jasmina Milavonovic bagged the bronze with 215.7.

Yashaswini, a pupil of Economics, had the topped the credentials by a mile, aggregating a score of 582.

Annu Raj Singh (572) and Shweta Singh (568) bowed out from the credentials, while Manu Bhaker shot an impressive 580 at the MQS (Minimum Qualification score ).