“I had targeted gold. I had 3-4 silvers at the Asia level. So I was determined to win a gold today. My body responded well. I had trained well and God was also kind to me. Everything fell in place for me,” said an emotional Vinesh after her triumph.
Vinesh's gold medal came on a day when shooters Deepak Kumar and Lakshay Sheoran added to the tally with silvers in the 10 m air rifle and men's trap event respectively.
Photos by Bhagya Ayyavoo in Jakarta