Highlights: Chinki Yadav kept alive India’s expectations of securing the second Olympic standard in women’s 25m Pistol, sticking to fifth spot in the first-round qualification of the Asian Shooting Championship on Thursday.
Chinki kept India’s expectations of securing the second Olympic hopes alive in the womens 25m Pistol, sticking to fifth spot in the first-round qualification of the Asian Shooting Championship on Thursday. Chinki shot an outstanding 292 and will hope to make the final on Friday and tackle securing one of the four accessible Tokyo billets. Rahi Sarnobat has already secured the other quota place for India in the event in earlier competitions.
Apart from Chinki, Vivaan Kapoor and Esha won two gold each as India ruled the junior competitions, where they have represented 18 of the 23 medals won so far by the nation. Already good thing at the Lusail Shooting complex was the 1-2 finish in the junior men’s trap competition where Vivaan shot his way to an individual gold with comrade Bhowneesh Mendiratta finishing him the day to secure silver.
The pairjoined with Manavaditya Singh Rathore to secure the team gold in the event. Vivaan, who grabbed his second and third yellow medal of the competition after winning junior trap mixed team event on day one partnering Manisha Keer, continued his good form by topping qualification with a solid 120 out of 125.
Bhowneesh was second with 118, while Manavaditya missed out on the final, completing eighth with a score of 109. Vivaan then missed 5 birds in the final but still emerged triumphant, with a score of 45, as Bhowneesh missed 8 for the silver. Li Siwei of China won bronze. Esha also won double gold on the day, capturing both the individual and team titles in the 10m air pistol women junior competition. Esha beat the capability with a 579 and afterward won the finals with a 242.2. Priya Raghav was third in the capability with 574 and completed similarly positioned in the last, finishing off with a 217.6.
Jeong Hyo of Korea won silver while Esha, Priya, and Yuvika Tomar guaranteed the team gold with an aggregate of 1721, which overshadowed both the Asian and world junior records in the category. Bhakti Bhaskar Khamkar won India’s fifth gold of the day, in 50m rifle 3 positions women junior, with an overwhelming 453.1 in the final.