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Asian Games 2018: Meet Rahi Sarnobat, India's first female shooter to win Asiad Gold

Sarnobat also set a new Games record after finishing the final round at a score of 34.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 22, 2018 17:43 IST ]
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Rahi Sarnotbat is India's first female shooter to win Asiad Gold

Indian shooter Rahi Jeevan Sarnobat on Wednesday won a Gold medal in Women's 25m Pistol category in the ongoing Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia. Sarnobat also set a new Games record after prevailing in a double shoot-off in the 25m pistol event.

The 27-year-old from Kolhapur defeated Thailand's Naphaswan Yangpaiboon in the shoot-off to clinch the top spot.

Sarnobat also became the first Indian woman shooter to win an Asian Games gold medal. 

The final went into shoot-off after Rahi and Naphaswan Yangpaiboon of Thailand were tied on 34 points.

Both Rahi and Yangpaiboon shot four out of five shots in the first shoot-off, and then in the second shoot-off the Indian prevailed over her opponent by missing one less.

However, it turned out to be a disappointing outing for the fancied Manu Bhaker, as the 16-year-old finished sixth after entering the final with a qualification games record score of 593.

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