Rio de Janerio: Yashaswini Singh Deswal secured India’s ninth Olympic quota in shooting after she fired her way to the women’s 10m air pistol gold in the ISSF World Cup Rio de Janeiro on Saturday. Also Read - Vijayveer Sidhu and Tejaswani win Gold in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Mixed Event
The 22-year-old former junior world champion recorded 236.7 in the eight-women final of the season’s fourth World Cup for pistol and rifle shooters. Also Read - ISSF World Cup: Chinky Yadav Clinches Gold as India Bag All Three Medals in Women's 25m Pistol
World no.1 Olena Kostevych of Ukraine claimed the silver with 234.8, while Serbia’s Jasmina Milavonovic bagged the bronze with 215.7. Also Read - ISSF World Cup: Divyansh And Elavenil Win Gold in 10m Mixed Air Rifle Event
Yashaswini, a student of Economics, had also topped the qualifications by a mile, aggregating a score of 582.
Annu Raj Singh (572) and Shweta Singh (568) bowed out in the qualifications, while Manu Bhaker shot an impressive 580 in the MQS (Minimum Qualification Score).