Rahi Sarnobat becomes first Indian woman shooter to win gold medal at 2018 Asian Games
Rahi Sarnobat became first Indian woman to win shooting gold medal at Jakarta-Palembang 2018 Asian Games in 25m pistol event. She shot score of 34 in final to tie with Thailand’s Naphaswan Yangpaiboon who won silver medal and Kim Minjung of South Korea won bronze with score of 29. It was Rahi’s biggest medal of her shooting career.
She hails from Kolhapur, Maharashtra. She was first Indian pistol shooter to win gold medal in Shooting World Cup (25m pistol event in the ISSF World cup in Changwon, China). She had won her first gold medal at 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune, India. She was first Indian shooter to qualify for 25 meters sports pistol event in the Olympics (London Olympics in 2012).
Gold: 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games (women’s 25-metre pistol).
Bronze: 2014 Incheon Asian Games (25-metre pistol team event). She had teamed with Anisa Sayyed and Heena Sidhu.
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