Great news! Rahi Sarnobat, a 27-year old ace shooter who hails from Maharashtra grabbed the gold medal in the second decider shoot off.
Such a huge achievement for India. Rahi Sarnobat from Maharashtra, India became the first Indian woman shooter and won a gold medal on Wednesday at the Asian Games. She defeated Naphaswan Yangpaiboon of Thailand and grabbed the gold medal at the Women’s 25m Air Pistol Finals bagging the 4th gold medal for India.
This Kolapur star has already made Tricolour of India proud twice before in the Commonwealth Games. She is a star already and achieving gold in the Asian Games has proved how good as a shooter she is. She is the second Indian who won a gold medal at shooting after the 16-year-old Saurabh Choudhary won a gold medal at 10m pistol finals on Tuesday. Such a joyful day for every India.
Rahi suffered a serious elbow injury last year. She realised that she needed to change some of her techniques if she wants to win the gold medal. She took advice from non-other than Munkhbayar Dorjsuren who grabbed the title of World Championship not once but twice and also an Olympian medallist from Germany.
Dorjsuren said that he had to change her technique, she already was a fantastic shooter, all he did was added a few tweaks in her techniques and prepared her for the shoot-off.
Rahi has won two gold medals in Commonwealth games, 2010 and also won a bronze medal at Incheon Asian games, 2014.
Indian performance so far in the Asian games has been full of surprises. We saw players like Sushil Kumar making their move towards the exit and the 16 years old Saurabh Choudhary winning the gold medal. We are still hoping to win some more gold medals in the Asian Games.