Pistol prodigy Esha Singh, adjudged the BYJU’s ‘Young Athlete of the Year (Female)‘ at the Sportstar Aces Awards 2022 on March 19, was presented with a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh and a Casio G-Shock watch.
Sportstar will track the progress of the BYJU’s Young Athletes – Esha and Nihal Sarin, throughout the year. We will bring you their updated rankings, highlights from the past month, expert views on their latest performances and more.
In July, Esha participated in the RPO section of the women’s 10m air pistol category at the ISSF World Cup in Changwon. ‘Ranking Points Only’ is somewhat similar to the erstwhile ‘Minimum Qualification Score (MQS)’ where the athlete cannot make the cut for the final round. One’s performance in this section, however, may affect the shooter’s rankings and count towards Olympic qualification.
The 17-year-old Telangana shooter finished 17th in a field of 39 with a humble 570. She had scores of 92, 95, 96, 94 and 93 in the first five series. Although she shot a ‘perfect’ sixth series, it was already too late.
South Korea’s Bomi Kim topped qualification with 588 with 29 inner 10s. Yuvika Tomar was the only Indian who qualified for the rankings round with a seventh-place finish and 576 points.