Junior World Championship: Yashaswini and Anmol clinch mixed team gold

In the mixed team competition, which is being tested after the confirmation of its entry in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the duo beat Russia 7-4 for the gold.

Yashaswini Singh Deswal and Anmol with the gold medal in the mixed team air pistol competition of the Junior World Shooting Championship in Suhl, Germany, on Wednesday.   -  Special Arrangement

Yashaswini Singh Deswal provided a memorable finish to the Indian campaign as she clinched the mixed team gold in air pistol with Anmol in the Junior World Shooting Championship in Suhl, Germany, on Wednesday.

The Youth Olympics finalist, Yashaswini, had clinched the individual junior women’s gold earlier with a world record.

In the mixed team competition, which is being tested after the confirmation of its entry in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Yashaswini and Anmol beat Russia 7-4 for the gold.

The duo had earlier topped the semifinals with 239.3 points, two points ahead of Russia, while France and Korea placed third and fourth to fight for the bronze.

Earlier, in the 17-team competition, in which some of the countries fielded two teams, India was placed third with 478 points, one point behind the leaders, Latvia and Korea, while France was fourth with 477. Russia, Korea, Iran and Czech Republic were the other teams that qualified for the semifinals.

The Indian mixed air rifle team, however, missed the bronze as it was beaten 7-3 by China.

Earlier on Tuesday, Muskan had missed the junior women’s sports pistol medal, but had helped the team bag the bronze along with Gauri Sheoran and Chinki Yadav.

With three gold, two silver and three bronze medals, India placed second in the medals table behind China, which topped with nine gold, four silver and eight bronze from among the 21 countries that won medals.

The results:

Mixed team air pistol (final): India (Anmol, Yashaswini Singh Deswal) bt Russia (Alexander Petrov, Nadezhda Koloda) 7-4; Third place: France bt Korea 7-1.

Mixed team air rifle (final): Czech Republic (Filip Nepejchal, Nikola Foistova) bt China (Zhu Yingjie, Liu Yukun) 7-5; Third place: China (Gao Mingwei, Zhang Changhong) bt India (Arjun Babuta, Shreya Bandyopadhyay) 7-3.

Junior women:

25m sports pistol: 1. Cao Lija (Chn) 36 (577); 2. Miroslava Mincheva (Bul) 35 (583); 3. Chen Yan (Chn) 29 (580); 4. Muskan 24 (578); 16. Chinki Yadav 571; 34. Gauri Sheoran 562.

Team: 1. China 1734 (WRJ); 2. Thailand 1713; 3. India 1711.