Asian Shooting Championships: Chinki Yadav secures India's 11th Olympic quota

Chinki Yadav secured India's 11th Tokyo Olympic quota in shooting after qualifying for the women’s 25m pistol final at the 14th Asian Championships.

Chinki Yadav won India's second quota spot in 25m pistol event.   -  Twitter Image

Chinki Yadav won India’s second Olympic quota in style, as she qualified for the 25-metre sports pistol event with 588, two short of the eventual gold medallist Naphaswan Yangpaiboon of Thailand, in the Asian shooting championship in Doha, Qatar, on Friday.

Even though she was eventually placed sixth in the final, qualifying for the summit clash was enough for Chinki to bag one of the four Olympic quota places on offer in the event, as two Chinese and two Koreans had already won the quota.

It was a culmination of impressive progress through the season for Chinki, as she had shot 580, 570, 571 and 584 in the four World Cups in Delhi, Beijing, Munich and Rio respectively.

After shooting 292 overnight in the precision stage, Chinki shot 296 out of 300 in the rapid fire section to secure the 11th Olympic quota for India for Tokyo 2020. It was the second in the event behind the Asian Games gold medallist Rahi Sarnobat.

The health of the Indian team was evident as Rahi and Manu Bhaker, competing in the MQS section, shot 589 and 584 respectively.

In men’s 25-metre standard pistol, Udhayveer Sidhu bagged the silver, and together with brother Vijayveer and Olympian Gurpreet Singh, clinched the team gold as well.

The juniors continued to excel, as the Indian team added 11 more medals on the day, including six gold, to take the tally to 35 so far.

The results:

Mixed trap: 1. Kuwait 34 (147 AR); 2. China-A 32 (144); 3. Chinese Taipei-A 42 (141); 4. Kazakhstan-A 39 (143); 10. India-A (Rajeshwari Kumari, Kynan Chenai 74) 138; 16. India (Kirti Gupta, Manavjit Singh Sandhu) 135.

Men: 25m standard pistol: 1. Yao Zhaonan 578; 2. Udhayveer Sidhu 577; 3. Han Daeyoon (Kor) 572; 4. Vijayveer Sidhu 572; 15. Gurpreet Singh 561.

Team: 1. India 1710; 2. China 1709; 3. Korea 1705.

50m rifle prone: 1. Konstantin Malinovskiy (Kaz) 625.1; 2. Lliu Gang (Chn) 623.8; 3. Lli Xinmiao (Chn) 623.6; 5. Subhankar Pramanick 622.5; 7. Tarun Yadav 621.5; 10. Sanjeev Rajput 621.1.

Team: 1. China 1868.9; 2. India 1865.1; 3. Korea 1860.5.

Women: 25m sports pistol: 1. Naphaswan Yangpaiboon (Tha) 36 (590); 2. Gundegmaa Otryad (Mgl) 33 (587); 3. Zhang Jingjing (Chn) 28 (585); 6. Chinki Yadav 16 (588); 21. Annu Raj Singh 575; 27. Neeraj Kaur 572.

MQS: Rahi Sarnobat 589; Manu Bhaker 584.

Team: 1. Korea 1751; 2. China 1751; 3. Thailand 1748; 5. India 1735.

50m rifle prone: 1. Wan Xiangyan (Chn) 627.2; 2. Lee Eunseo (Kor) 625.1; 3. Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi (Mas); 4. Tejaswini Sawant 621.9; 5. Anjum Moudgil 621.6; 6. Kajal Saini 621.3.

Team: 1. India 1864.8; 2. China 1862.4; 3. Korea 1855.5.

Junior men: 25m standard pistol: 1. Nikita Chiryukin (Kaz) 568; 2. Lee Gunhyeok (Kor) 567; 3. Harsh Gupta 565; 5. Dilshaan Kelley 562; 9. Harshwardhan Yadav 553.

Team: 1. Korea 1690; 2. India 1680; 3. China 1663.

Youth men: 10m air rifle: 1. Rudrankksh Patil 249.0 (620.7); 2. Srijay Ranjanbabu 248.8 (624.7); 3. Liu Xiyang (Chn) 225.7 (621.1); 7. Paarth Makhija 141.7 (625.6).

Team: 1. India 1871.0; 2. China 1858.0; 3. Thailand 1806.6.

10m air pistol: 1. Naveen 241.2 (578); 2. Kim Junhyun (Kor) 238.2 (572); 3. Yang Shuqiang (Chn) 220.1 (564); 4. Monu Kumar 198.2 (573); 10. Naved Chaudhary 559.

Team: 1. India 1710; 2. Thailand 1691; 3. China 1685.