Rahi Sarnobat: First Indian Woman Shooter to Win Asian Games Gold Sarnobat won in the second shoot-off with a games record score


Rahi Sarnobat won gold in women’s 25m pistol event at the Asian Games in Jakarta, making history by becoming the first Indian woman shooter to do so.

Rahi Sarnobat, the 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medalist, beat Thailand’s Naphaswan Yangpaiboon in a nail-biting shoot-off after both were tied at 34 points.

Sarnobat, 27, won in the second shoot-off with a games record score. Korea’s Kim Minjung won the bronze medal.

Teenager Manu Bhaker, the other India in the fray, finished sixth in the final. The 16-year-old did extremely well, entering the final with a qualification games record score of 593.

Yesterday, debutant teenager Saurabh Chaudhary has won gold for India in the men’s 10m air pistol shooting event, breaking the Games record by shooting a total of 240.7.

The splendid effort of India’s shooters is reflecting on the medals tally with Sarnobat’s gold now putting India in the sixth spot with four golds, three silvers, and four bronze.

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