India enters Tokyo 2020 as the favourite with a team of 15 shooters. Yashaswini Singh Deswal and Manu Bhaker are among the members of India’s shooting team.
Which has been one of the most successful squads in the world.
Yashaswini, the top-ranked athlete in the world, will compete in the Tokyo Olympics with a strong possibility of taking home a gold.
The Delhi-born shooter, 24, has a history of placing on the podium in a variety of events.
She most recently earned two gold medals at the 2021 ISSF Delhi World Cup in the women’s 10 m air pistol team event and the 10 m air pistol event.
Yashaswini was born into a wealthy family. Her mother is the Chief Commissioner of Income Tax in Panchkula.
While her father is an IPS official working as Director-General of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police.
Yashaswini decided to learn to shoot after India’s triumph at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
She has already won nine medals on the international stage, including four gold medals.
So it would not be surprising if she added a podium finish in Tokyo to her list of accomplishments.
Tokyo Games: World No.1 Yashaswini Singh Deswal Hopes To Repeat Delhi World Cup Heroics In Olympics
Yashaswini Singh Deswal, who had previously competed in the Youth Olympics in 2014, earned a spot in the forthcoming Tokyo Games by earning the gold medal at the 2019 ISSF World Cup.
The shooter is the current world champion in the 10m Women’s Air Pistol category.
Together with Manu Bhaker, who is in second place in the standings, she will represent India as the leader in her category.
When the 24-year-old won silver medals in both the individual and team competitions at the 2016 ISSF Youth World Cup in Suhl, Germany, she shot to fame.
She won a gold at the 2016 Qabala Junior World Cup in addition to her two silvers.
Deswal won two gold medals and a bronze in the Delhi Shooting World Cup this year, which was held in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics, which will get underway on July 23.
The 24-year-old from Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro won a silver medal in the 2019 ISSF World Cup. Additionally, she won bronze in the team competition at the 2021 World Cup in Osijek, Croatia.
Tokyo 2020 Calling for India as Deswal Bags Gold at Rio World Cup
Yashaswini Singh Deswal has now established herself at the senior level after shooting with unmatched confidence.
And accuracy to win her first-ever gold medal in the Women’s 10m Air Pistol division of the ISSF World Cup at the Rio de Janeiro stop on Saturday.
Along with the significant victory, the 22-year-old also secured an Olympic quota.
Guaranteeing India will have the greatest number of competitors in the 10m pistol shooting event at the Games the following year.
Deswal was born in New Delhi on March 30, 1997. Her mother Saroj Deswal is the Chief Commissioner of Income Tax in Panchkula.
And her father Surjeet Singh Deswal is an IPS officer who serves as the Director General of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police.
Deswal is a student at Chandigarh’s DAV College as of August 2019.