Chinki Yadav is a professional Indian shooter who has achieved fame after qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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Chinki Yadav was born in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh in 1998 (21 years old; as in 2019). She was passionate about shooting since childhood. Chinki is a boarder one day and is very popular in her school in Bhopal. Chinki and his family lived in Tatya Tope Stadium in Bhopal.
Chinki Yadav belongs to a financially weak family. Chinki's father, Mehtab Singh Yadav is an electrician in Bhopal and has been associated with the sports department for 23 years. His mother is a housewife. Chinki has a younger brother who is also a promising shooter from Madhya Pradesh.
Rise of a shooting champion
Chinki Yadav grew up watching the shooters; as his family lived in a shooting stadiumand has developed an interest in the sport itself. Recalling the day Chinki joined the shooting academy in 2012, Mehtab Singh Yadav, father of Chinki, said:
As my house is inside the stadium, Chinki used to see other people playing different games. She wanted to join the summer camp. I did not know that this decision was to create a star in my family. "
Shortly after joining the Madhya Pradesh Shooting Academy, Chinki began to attract the eyes of coaches. Chinki was one of the few selected shooters after a talent hunt for the shooting academy. Chinki then won the medal at the national championship. She spends most of her time at the shooting academy.
Enthusiastic and encouraged by Chinki's inspiring performance, her father, Mehtab Singh Yadav, also admitted her youngest son to the academy. Mehtab Singh admits, however, that none of this would have been possible without the help of the sports department. He says,
Shooting is a game so expensive that it was not possible for me to bear the cost of buying weapons and ammunition from my pocket. My family owes a lot to the sports department. "
The Olympic ticket
November 8, 2019, Chinki Yadav obtains the 11th Indian Olympic quota of Tokyo shot after qualifying for the Women's 25m Pistol final at the 14th Asian Championships, held in Doha. She had a perfect 100 to finish second in the qualifying phase with a score of 588, behind Thailand's Naphaswan Yangpaiboon (590).
Previously, Chinki had won a 25m pistol gold medal in national shooting Selection Trials on Dr. Karni Singh's Shooting Range in New Delhi and a Team Silver Medal at the 19th Surendra Singh Memorial Shooting Championship.
At the 61st National Shooting Championship, which was held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala State, from December 11 to 31, 2017, she set a new record and won the gold medal. She set a new national record with 31 shots out of 50.