While securing a Olympic Quota Anjum also becomes the first woman to win an Individual Air Rifle medal at the World Championships in the Senior category last year.
Himachal Pradesh’s Zeena Khitta won gold in the 10m air rifle event at the Khelo India Youth Games with a score of 251.3 on Tuesday.
In September 2018, Anjum became the first Indian shooter to secure am Olympic quota for India. She claimed silver medal in Women’s 10m air rifle event at ISSF World Championships in South Korea and emerged on top.
The remarkable shooter from Himachal Pradesh went ahead in the game to surpass the likes of world No. 1 Elavenil Valarivan, World No. 3 Apurvi Chandela, Anjum Moudgil and West Bengal’s Mehuli Ghosh.
“Although I missed out on the gold, I am still very proud to hold the national record. Some really classy names I climbed up over” – Rajeshwari Kumari
Shreyasi shot 42 out of 50 birds to claim the medal, bettered topper Rajeshwari Kumari of Punjab who managed 38 hits to settle for silver.
Veteran women’s rifle shooter Sawant, who also competes in the 50m rifle prone, shot an incredible gold at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia, last year.
With the Olympic quota in, Yashaswini looks forward to maintain her domestic ranking till the team for the Tokyo Games is announced.
World No. 8 Anjum shot 253.9 in the finals, a full point ahead of India teammate and World No.1 Apurvi Chandela’s mark of 252.9.
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