Sports News: Indian woman shooter Yashaswini Singh Deswal won the gold medal in the 10-meter air pistol at the ISSF World Cup on Saturday night in Brazil. She defeated 2004 Olympic champion Olena Kostevich of Ukraine in the final. Yashaswini became the 9th shooter in the country to achieve Olympic quota with this gold. Earlier, Anjum Maudgil, Apoorvi Chandela, Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma, Divyansh Singh, Rahi Sarnobat, Sanjeev Rajput and Manu Bhakar had achieved the Olympic quota.
India is first in the points table in this World Cup with three gold, one silver, and one bronze. Prior to Yashaswini, Abhishek Verma and female shooter Elavenil Valarivan won gold in this World Cup.
Yashaswini was also first in the qualifying round
Former Junior World Champion 22-year-old Yashaswini scored 236.7 in the eight women’s finals. World number Kostevich received silver and Jasmina Milavonovich of Serbia won bronze. World number-1 Kostevich managed to score 234.8 points. Milavonovich finished third with 215.7 points. Yashaswini, a student of economics, was also first in the qualifying round. Then he got 582 marks.
Fourth Indian woman to win gold in Yashaswini Shooting World Cup
Yashaswini became the fourth Indian woman to win a gold in the Shooting World Cup. Prior to this, Ilavenil (in the same World Cup), Apoorvi Chandela and Anjali Bhagwat had achieved this feat. Apurvi won gold in New Delhi and Munich (Germany) this year. Anjali became champions in Milan (Italy) and Atlanta (America) in 2003.