Shooter Chinki Yadav of Bhopal will take part in Tokyo Olympics; trains in MP shooting academy

Bhopal, November 8, 2019 (Ataullah Faizan): Chinki Yadav, a resident of Bhopal, will target the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo in 2020. She made her 11th Tokyo Olympic quota in shooting by making it to the finals of the women’s 25m pistol event at the 14th Asian Championships in Doha on Friday. Chinki Yadav’s father Mehtab Singh Yadav is posted in the sports department. Chinki takes coaching from Jaspal Rana. Former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has congratulated Chinki via Twitter.
According to the information received, Chinky scored 588 marks in the qualification, 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. This match will also be played today.
This is the second Olympic quota for India in the 25-meter pistol event. Earlier Rahi Sarnobat had won the first quota in the World Cup in Munich earlier this year. Other Indians Annu Raj Singh (575) and Neeraj Kaur (572) finished 21st and 27th respectively in this event. Madhya Pradesh Shooting Academy player Chinki Yadav has won three gold, two silver and four bronze medals in international events.
This is how shooting started
Chinki Yadav’s father Mehtab Singh is working as an electrician in the sports department. So he stays in the stadium with his family. Since childhood, Chinki used to watch the players practice shooting in the stadium. It was from here that his love for shooting grew. After this, Chinki Yadav took admission in ‘Madhya Pradesh Shooting Academy’. He improved his game by staying at the Tatya Tope Stadium. Chinki Yadav’s younger brother is also a shooter. He is also a regular player of ‘Madhya Pradesh Shooting Academy’ like Chinki.
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.