Online Shooting Championship: Yashaswini claims pistol gold

Tokyo Olympics quota winner Yashaswini Deswal of India shot 243.6 to claim the top spot in 10m air pistol event of the 4th Online International Shooting Championship.

Yashaswini Singh Deswal

Yashaswini Singh Deswal stole the show in the 10m air pistol.   -  Photo: ISSF

Tokyo Olympics quota winner Yashaswini Deswal of India shot 243.6 to claim the top spot in 10m air pistol event of the 4th Online International Shooting Championship on Saturday.

Austria’s Martin Strempfl, also a Tokyo Games quota winner, shot 253.8 (one point more than the World Record) to finish on top in the 10m air rifle.

He also shot 633.7, which is 0.2 points more than the qualification world record.

In the 10m air pistol event, Ashish Dabas (243.1) was second, while Anish Bhanwala finished third with 222.3 in an all-Indian affair.

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Indian Rudrankksh Patil shot 251.7 to bag the second place in the 10m air rifle event, while Visnu Shivaraj Pandian was third with 226.5.

Shooters from 11 countries participated in the championship, an initiative by former India rifleman Shimon Sharif. As is the norm, shooters participated by logging into the Zoom app from their respective locations and shot electronic targets set up in their houses, the screen for which was shared for the scores to be marked.