One swallow does not make a summer. Even if you are World No.1, it does not cut much ice with the stringent Olympic selection policy of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI).

The omission of Chinki Yadav, the reigning world No.1 in sports pistol, after she had won the World Cup gold in Delhi in March, beating Rahi Sarnobat and Manu Bhaker, may have been perplexing to say the least.

More so, when the Asian Games gold medallist Rahi and the 19-year-old Manu got the nod to shoot the event in Tokyo.

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The 23-year-old Chinki, who had won the Olympic quota with a good score of 588 out of 600 in the Asian Championship, even though she finished sixth in the final, was quite relaxed about Olympic selection, after her golden fare.

Rahi, who has won two World Cup gold…

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