Chinki Yadav from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh won her first bronze medal in the junior women’s 25-meter pistol event at the 2015 Asian Shooting Championships in Kuwait City with a score of 570.
In 2016, Chinki got an international breakthrough in her career when she won her first international Gold medal in the 25m air pistol team event at the ISSF World Cup held in Gabala, Azerbaijan.
She competed at the 2019 ISSF World Cup held in Beijing but failed to make it to the final of the event in 25m air pistol after she finished 95th in the qualification round. Later that year, she participated in the Asian Shooting Championships where she scored 588 points and qualified for the final after finishing in the qualification round. In the final, she didn’t win a medal as she finished in 6th position.
Her qualification to the final of the event earned her Olympics berth in the Women’s 25m air pistol category at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Unfortunately, she was not on the Tokyo Olympics team.
Check out shooter Chinki Yadav in conversation with WF President, Ms. Namita Nayyar on her journey, achievements & future!
You are an Indian sport shooter who has competed in the 25-meter pistol event and won two gold medals at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) world cup, 2021. When & how did shooting became a part of your life and finally a professional sport.
I started shooting in 2012 as a hobby. In the 2013 national championship, I took my shooting as a professional sport. And then in the upcoming years, it became an important part of my life.