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 Shooter Yashaswini Deswal clinches gold, secures India’s 9th Olympic quota
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Shooter Yashaswini Deswal clinches gold, secures India’s 9th Olympic quota

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New Delhi, Sep 1 :  Indian shooter Yashaswini Singh Deswal clinched the 10m air pistol gold medal at the ISSF World Cup in Rio De Janeiro and secured India’s ninth quota place for Tokyo 2020 in shooting.

The 22-year-old former junior world champion on Saturday 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.
(UNI)