Shooting Current Affairs

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.

Rahi Sarnobat

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).

Medals won

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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Saurabh Chaudhary wins India’s first gold medal in shooting event at Asian Games

Shooter Saurabh Chaudhary (16) won gold medal in Men’s 10m Air Pistol event with record score of 240.7 at 2018 Jakarta  Palembang Asian Games in Indonesia. For first time he was competing senior event and won gold medal in Asian Games debut. It was India’s first shooting gold in ongoing event. Another Indian shooter, Abhishek Verma (29) also won bronze medal in the same event. In Men’s 50-metres Rifle 3 Positions event, India’s Sanjeev Rajput won silver medal.

Saurabh Chaudhary

He hails from Kalina village in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. He is son of farmer. Started shooting atage of 15 in Meerut. He was trained with senior shooters in the run-up to the 2018 Asian Games. He had won gold medal while setting new World record at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Germany in June 2018. He will participate in 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina in October 2018. He had won gold medal with junior world record at 10th Asia Youth Olympic Games qualification event in December 2017.

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