ISSF World Cup: India's Yashaswini Deswal Wins Gold In Women's 10m Air Pistol Event, Silver For Manu Bhaker
Yashaswini Singh Deswal won gold medal in the women's 10m air pistol event at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi, as Manu Bhaker took home the silver medal.
- Yashaswini Singh Deswal won gold at women's 10m Air Pistol event
- Manu Bhaker finished second to bag the silver medal
- Shri Nivetha Paramananthan finished fifth
India's Yashaswini Singh Deswal personified consistency and calmness on her way to winning the gold medal in the women's 10m air pistol ahead of the more celebrated Manu Bhaker in the ISSF World Cup here on Saturday. Deswal shot 238.8 to comfortably finish on top of the podium in the eight-women final while Bhaker managed 236.7 to settle for the silver medal. Viktoria Chaika of Belarus bagged the bronze medal with 215.9 at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.
The other Indian in the final, Shri Nivetha, started well but had to eventually settle for the fourth place with 193.5.
Earlier, the 23-year-old Deswal also topped the qualifications with 579, her sequence of scores reading 99 96 97 97 98 92.
Bhaker, 19, shot a total of 577 for second place (94 95 97 95 98 98), while Nivetha shot 574 to be placed fourth (97 96 94 94 97 97) in the qualifications.
Both Deswal and Bhaker are Tokyo Olympics quota holders.