|Physical Stats & More|
|ISSF Sports Height||in centimeters– 165 cm
in meters– 1.65 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 4”
|ISSF Sports Weight||in kilograms– 57 kg
in pounds– 125 lbs
|Event(s)||10 metre air pistol|
|Personal Coach/Mentor||Tejinder Singh Dhillon|
|National Coach/Mentor||Jaspal Rana|
|Medals Record||ISSF World Cup
2019: Gold medal – first place at Rio de Janeiro in 10 m air pistol
2021: Gold medal – first place at Delhi in 10 m air pistol
2021: Gold medal – first place at Delhi in Women’s 10 m pistol
2019: Team Silver medal – second place at Rio de Janeiro in 10 m air pistol
2021: Mixed team Bronze medal – third place at Delhi in 10 m air pistol
2021: Mixed team Bronze medal – third place at Osijek in Women’s 10 m pistol team
Asian Shooting Championships
ISSF Junior World Championships
Asian Junior Shooting Championships
ISSF Junior World Cup
|Date of Birth||30 March 1997 (Sunday)|
|Age (as of 2021)||24 Years|
|Birthplace||New Delhi, India|
|College/University||DAV College, Chandigarh, India|
|Educational Qualification||She pursued Economics Honours at DAV College, Chandigarh ISSF Sports|
|Hobbies||Reading, Swimming, Adventure Sports|
|Other sport activities||Swimming|
|Relationships & More|
|Marital Status||Unmarried ISSF Sports|
|Parents||Father– SS Deswal (an IPS officer and posted as the Director general of Indo-Tibetan Border Police)
Mother– Saroj Deswal ( a Chief Commissioner of Income Tax in Panchkula, Haryana)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Yashaswini Singh Deswal
- Yashaswini Singh Deswal is a renowned Indian professional sport shooter. In the 2019 ISSF World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Yashaswini won the gold medal in the 10-metre air pistol event. She also played at the 2020 Summer Olympics for India on a reserved quota. In 2021, Yashaswini Singh Deswal was selected to represent India in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
- In 2012, Yashaswini started practising sport shooting when she was inspired by the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India. Indian Express During the same year, she participated in the school national games and won her first gold medal in Pune.
- In 2014, Yashaswini Singh Deswal got qualified for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China. In these Olympics, Yashaswini Singh Deswal finished the sixth round in the final of the 10-metre air pistol event.
- In 2015, Yashaswini, along with Heena Sidhu and Shweta Gwande, clinched a team gold medal in the Asian Airgun Championship in Delhi. On winning this event, Yashaswini became the junior national champion in India.
- In 2016, Yashaswini won silver medals in both the individual and team events in Suhl, Germany, at the ISSF Junior World Cup. In the same year, she clinched the gold medal in the team event at Qabala, Azerbaijan during the 2016 ISSF Junior World Cup.
- In 2016, at the 2016 South Asian Games, Yashaswini Singh Deswal won the gold medal in the team event. Whereas in the individual event, she won a bronze medal.
- In 2017, Yashaswini set the world junior record of 235.9 in the 10-metre air pistol event and bagged the gold medal at the 2017 ISSF Junior World Championship.
- In Kumar Surendra Singh Championship in 2018, Yashaswini, along with Abhishek Verma, clinched gold medals in the mixed air pistol events.
- Yashaswini Deswal gave a video message on Indian Rajya Sabha TV to save water during the ‘Save Water Campaign in 2019.
- Yashaswini Deswal’s interview with an Indian news channel after winning the two gold medals in 2019.
- In 2019, at the 2019 ISSF World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Yashaswini Singh Deswal won the gold medal, and consequently, she booked herself for the 2020 Summer Olympics in a quota position.
- During the 2019 ISSF World Cup at Rio de Janeiro, Yashaswini defeated her opponent Olena Kostevych, who was a former world and Olympic Champion in the final round.
- According to Yashaswini, her shooting idol is Jitu Rai, who is India’s Olympic silver-medalist. She often meets Jitu Rai for shooting guidance. In an interview, she said,
In the Indian team, Jitu Rai is my all time favourite. I really idolise him. I sometimes speak to him and seek his advice. He has achieved so much only on the basis of his hard work and he has seen ups and downs in life. It is very motivating, so I really look up to him.”
- Tejinder Singh Dhillon is the coach and mentor of Yashaswini Singh Deswal. Tejinder Singh Dhillon is a former Inspector General of Police at the CRPF Academy in Gurugram, Haryana. Reportedly, in framing her shooting career, Dhillon has played a crucial role. Dhillon was the first person who introduced Yashaswini to the complicated parts or details of the shooting. As a matter of fact, Dhillon even bought her a pistol. In an interview, Dhillon elaborated on the personality of Yashaswini. She said,
Yashaswini was physically very frail but very disciplined. We had established a shooting range at home for her in Panchkula, and it was shifted to Delhi when her dad was transferred.”
- According to Yashaswini Singh Deswal, she visited her uncle’s Army unit by chance in 2009, and later, this visit became a life-changing encounter for her. Yashaswini got the chance to fire army guns at the Indian Army unit, and she was completely enchanted by this amazing experience. In an interview, She explained,
My uncle was in Army. He was on the verge of taking VRS and we had gone to his unit and I had fired with army guns but it was very different and I was amused by the experience. I later went to Commonwealth Games in 2010 and there I met my coach.”
- In March 2021, Yashaswini Singh Deswal, along with Manu Bhaker and Shri Nivetha, clinched the gold medals in the women’s team 10m air pistol event at New Delhi’s Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range championship. They defeated three opponents from Poland named Julita Borek, Joanna Iwona Wawrzonowska and Agnieszka Korejwo.
- In 2021, Yashaswini Singh Deswal was selected to represent India in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics that were earlier postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.