Chinki Yadav secured India’s 11th Tokyo Olympic quota in shooting with a career-best qualification score of 588, but could not win a medal at the 14th Asian Championships here on Friday.
The 21-year-old Chinki shot a perfect 100 to finish second in the qualification stage with an aggregate of 588, behind Thailand’s Naphaswan Yangpaiboon (590). Qualifying for the final was enough for Chinki to book an Olympic quota place for the country as four of the eight finalists had already secured their quotas in earlier competitions.
It’s the country’s second quota spot in 25m pistol event after Rahi Sarnobat won the first at the World Cup in Munich earlier this year. Chinki has appeared in four ISSF World Cups in her maiden year. Her best score in the qualifications before this was 584, which she shot at the Rio WC earlier this year.
In other results, the team of Tejaswini Sawant, Anjum Moudgil and Kajal Saini clinched gold in women’s 50m Rifle Prone event with a combined score of 1864.8. In men’s 50m Rifle Prone, the team of Sanjeev Rajput, Shubhankar Pramanick and Tarun Yadav won silver with a combined score of 1865.1
In men’s 25m Standard Pistol event, Udhayveer Sidhu shot 577 to win the individual silver. Udhayveer, Vijayveer Sidhu and Gurpreet Singh got the team gold with a total of 1710.