Bhopal: Chinky Yadav of Bhopal will be targeting the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. She will participate in the 25-meter pistol shooting event.
Chinky clinched her place in the Tokyo Olympics by making it to the finals of the women’s 25m pistol event at the 14th Asian Championships in Doha on Friday. Chinki’s father Mehtab Singh Yadav is posted in the sports department. Chinki takes coaching from Jaspal Rana.
Chinky scored 588 to qualify, including a ‘Perfect 100’. She came in second after Thailand’s Nephaswan Yang Paiboon (590). 21-year-old shooter Chinki will now compete in 8 women’s final matches.
She is the second player to have been selected for the 25m pistol event for India at the Olympics 2020. Earlier, Rahi Sarnobat had won an Olympic ticket by winning the World Cup in Munich earlier this year.
Madhya Pradesh Shooting Academy player Chinki Yadav has won three gold, two silver and four bronze medals in international events. Chinky Yadav’s father Mehtab Singh is working as an electrician in the sports department. He lives with the family in the residential complex of Tatya Tope Stadium.
Since childhood, Chinky used to watch the players practice shooting in the stadium. It was from here that his love for shooting grew. Chinki’s younger brother is also a shooter.
Chinky Yadav won the Bronze medal during the ‘Junior World Championship’ in 2017. Then Chinki’s father Mehtab Singh Yadav had said that shooting is a very expensive sport. I did not even have the money to buy equipment for this game, but the sports department fully helped my family.