Yashaswini shot ahead of national women’s champion Malaika Goel to clinch the Youth Olympics quota place in air pistol along with the individual silver medal in the seventh Asian Air Gun Championship in Kuwait City on Wednesday.

Though there were four quota places on offer and the Indian girls finished second to fourth behind Kim Minjung of Korea, India could only get one quota place as per the rules.

The Indian girls, with Gauri Sheoran as the third member, had little difficulty in sweeping the team gold, 15 points ahead of China.

In the junior women’s section, Shreya Gawande missed the silver by 0.6 point to Huang Xiao of China but comfortably made it to the bronze medal.

She also won the team silver in partnership with Sakshi Dagar and Nayani Bhardwaj.

Overall, India won five gold, six silver and eight bronze medals in the four-day meet.

The results:

Air Pistol: Junior men: 1. Buyanbaatar Ganbaatar (Mgl) 196.8 (FARJ) 561; 2. Eddy Chew (Mas) 194.8 (568); 3. Zhang Zhuanqiang (Chn) 175.0 (564); 5. Vishwajeet Singh 136.0 (568); 8. Vikas Dhama 73.6 (562); 9. Karnav Bishnoi 557. Team: 1. India 1687; 2. China 1686; 3. Mongolia 1679.

Junior women: 1. Qian Wei (Chn) 197.3 (FARJ) 385; 2. Huang Xiao (Chn) 193.5 (375); 3. Shreya Gawande 173.4 (376); 8. Sakshi Dagar 66.3 (371); 9. Nayani Bhardwaj 371. Team: 1. China 1133; 2. India 1118; 3. Mongolia 1102.

Youth men: 1. Kim Cheongyong (Kor) 202.5 (582); 2. Jettakan Chokkaeo (Tha) 197.2 (567); 3. Vladimir Svechnikov (Uzb) 174.4 (572); 6. Mohit Gour 112.2 (565); 12. Anmol 558; 23. Mayank Pathak 549. Team: 1. Thailand 1686; 2. Iran 1673; 3. India 1672.

Youth women: 1. 1. Kim Minjung (Kor) 198.3 (379); 2. Yashaswini 193.0 (377); 3. Malaika Goel 174.9 (385); 4. Gauri Sheoran 154.7 (375). Team: 1. India 1137; 2. China 1122; 3. Iran 1102.

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