Other Sports Yashaswini Singh Deswal Wins 10m Air Rifle Gold, Secures Ninth Olympic Quota For India

first_imgYashaswini ended the final a massive 1.9 points ahead of the event’s next best performer.Manu Bhaker and Esha Singh finished 1-2 in the women’s 10m Air Pistol.The 22-year-old is a former junior world champion. highlights Rio de Janeiro: An authoritative Yashaswini Singh Deswal secured India’s ninth Olympic quota in style, upstaging the women’s 10m air pistol’s numero uno shooter Olena Kostevych of Ukraine for a gold in the ISSF World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. The 22-year-old former junior world champion on Saturday recorded 236.7 in the eight-woman final of the season’s fourth ISSF World Cup for pistol and rifle shooters. Ukraine’s world number one Kostevych, also a former Olympic and world champion, claimed the silver with 234.8, while Serbia’s Jasmina Milavonovic bagged the beonze with 215.7. Such was the dominance of Yashaswini that she ended the final a massive 1.9 points ahead of the event’s next best performer, Kostevych. Yashaswini, a student of Economics, had also the topped the qualifications by a mile, aggregating a score of 582.  Starting the finals with 10.1, 10.5 and 10.1, the Indian was third after the first five-shot series of stage 1. A 10.6 pushed her to number two and a 10.1 to the top, eventually ending the stage as number one. She started the elimination rounds with a bumper 10.4, which was followed by 10.0.   The standing was not disturbed despite a 9 as her lead was pretty big by that time. She beiefly slipped to second with a 9.1, but a humongous 10.8, soon after, firmly established Yashaswini’s place at the top. After confirming the quota, Yashaswini shot a perfect 10.9, extending her dominance and securing the top prize with an effortless performance.   Also Read | Despite India boycott threat, shooting excluded from 2022 Commonwealth GamesHer two final shots where in the 9s, but importantly, both were higher than those of the Ukranian champion. The brilliant performance saw Yashaswini join Sanjeev Rajput, Anjum Moudgil, Apurvi Chandela, Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma, Divyansh Singh Panwar, Rahi Sarnobat and Manu Bhaker as India’s other quota holders for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.  Also Read | Abhinav Bindra not in favour of India boycotting 2022 Commonwealth Games This is also India’s third gold in Rio, after Abhishek Verma and Elavenil Valarivan won the yellow metal in the men’s 10m Air Pistol and women’s 10m Air Rifle respectively. Earlier in the day Kajal Saini of India delivered a hugely improved performance in the women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions (3P) by finishing 22nd with a qualifying round score of 1167. Former world champion in prone, Tejaswini Sawant finished 47th with a score of 1156.  In the men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol, Adarsh Singh and Anish Bhanwala shot 291 out of 300 in the first precision round to be in 13th and 14th spots respectively.Anhad Jawanda, the third Indian in the fray, shot 281 to be in 48th spot. The trio will comeback for the final Rapid Fire round on Sunday to try and make it among the top six finalists. The Indians also continued to do well in the non-competition Minimum Qualification Score (MQS) section. Manu Bhaker and Esha Singh finished 1-2 in the women’s 10m Air Pistol, shooting scores of 580 and 577 respectively.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Coliseum introduces new bag policy

first_imgThe Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has implemented new security policies that will be in effect for all USC football home games, including this Saturday’s home opener against Utah State.The changes come as the Coliseum is now also home to the Los Angeles Rams, meaning the stadium must comply with NFL security protocol. In May, the NFL Committee on Stadium Safety implemented new regulation on the size and type of bag that may be brought into the stadium in order to ease and expedite  the security process of fans who are entering the stadium.The most drastic change in Coliseum policy is the new rule that allows only clear bags into the stadium. The dimensions of the bag must not exceed 12”x6”x12.” Alternatively, the new measure allows fans to bring a one-gallon, clear reusable storage bag with them.The Coliseum will continue to allow small clutches into the stadium as long as they are about the size of a hand — they may not be larger than 4.5”x6.5.” They may or may not have a strap.The security measure does not limit or change the items that fans are allowed to enter the stadium with, just the manner in which they do so. Bags that are no longer permitted include fanny packs, backpacks and camera bags.The Coliseum cited terrorist attacks, specifically the events in Paris and San Bernardino, as factors that led to the adoption of this policy. This policy is uniform with all NFL stadiums, and some universities have adopted similar policies. The University of Michigan and Michigan State University both do not allow any bags in their respective stadiums.In order to enforce the new policy, an additional security checkpoint has been set up where security personnel will check for prohibited bags and items before fans reach the Coliseum entry gates. Due to the new perimeter fence and the Exposition Park construction, tailgating space near gates 4, 16 and 19 is no longer accessible.last_img read more