Suhl, June 26: India's Yashaswini Singh Deswal on Sunday bagged the gold medal in the ISSF Junior World Championship which is being held in Germany in the 10m Air Pistol Women. Yashaswini fired 235.9 points to clinch the gold. Notably, this was a world record in itself.
Yashaswini's fifth shot in the final was an effort of 7.8, which put her directly in the third position after the first five shots. She moved further down to 5th in the second series of five shots but recovered immediately, and after going into the lead after the 13th shot never looked back. Behind Yashaswini was Woori Kim of Korea who hit 231.8 to come second while at third spot was Giulia Campostrini with 212.1 points
Earlier in the day, India had won a team bronze in the men's 10 metre pistol event. Yashaswini’s medal consolidated India's second position in the medals tally at the end of day two, with two gold, one silver and one bronze. However, China is on top of the medal tally.
Anish Bhanwala also won gold in the Junior Men’s 25m Standard Pistol competition on Saturday, with a world record score of 579, which helped India also bag the Team Silver in the event and prop it to second in the overall standings.
Importantly, this is Yashaswini's ninth final at the youth and junior level over the past three years and her first Gold. Earlier, in 2016, 20-year-old Yashaswini had clinched silver in the 10m air pistol event at the junior world cup at Suhl, Germany and won Bronze in 2014 at Asian Championship.