This is India’s second gold in shooting after teenager Saurabh Chaudhary won men’s 10m air pistol event yesterday
Palembang: Rahi Sarnobat made history at the ongoing Asian Games in Indonesia as she became the first Indian woman shooter to win a gold medal at the continent's showpiece event.
The 25-year-old topped the 25m pistol final with an Asian Games record score of 34. She was involved in a shoot-off with Thailand's Naphaswan Yangpaiboon and won at the Jakabaring Shooting Range. Kim Minjung of Korea was third.
This is India’s second gold in shooting after teenager Saurabh Chaudhary won men’s 10m air pistol event yesterday.
Manu Bhaker, who topped 25m pistol qualification round and was the favourite to finish on the podium, disappointed with a score of 16 to finish sixth in the eight-player final.
Former shooter Abhinav Bindra, India’s first and only individual Olympic gold medallist, described the final as “one of the most exciting events” at Asian Games.
“That final was one of the most exciting events we will witness at the Asian games !!! Congratulations Rahi!,” Bindra tweeted.
That final was one of the most exciting events we will witness at the Asian games !!! Congratulations Rahi!— Abhinav Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 22, 2018
So far India have won 11 medals in Indonesia with four gold, three silver and four bronze.
BULLSEYE!— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 22, 2018
After battling a major elbow injury in 2016, veteran shooter @SarnobatRahi makes a resounding comeback with her🥇medal winning performance in the 25m Pistol event at the #ASIANGAMES2018.
Kudos to her for taking forward Indian shooting's successful run in Jakarta!🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/0UUQzxQ5ie
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Last Updated 9, Sep 2018, 9:36 AM