Sat. Aug 25th, 2018

Rahi Sarnobat Wins Gold in 25m Pistol Event, Manu Bhaker Bows Out

Veteran shooter Rahi Sarnobat became the first Indian woman to win an individual gold medal in shooting in Asian Games history when she won her shoot-off by one point in the thrilling final of the 25m pistol event on Wednesday.

Rahi edged Thailand’s Naphaswan Yangpaiboon by a solitary point in the second shoot-off after both shooters were tied on 34 points after the regulation time and again tied after the first shoot-off.

Meanwhile, Rahi’s compatriot Manu Bhaker got eliminated after finishing sixth. The 16-year-old had shot a Games Record total of 593 to top qualifying, whereas Rahi was 7th with 580

Rahi started the final with a perfect series, leading the way with 10 out of 10. Later she shot another perfect series to take a two-points lead at the top. Rahi missed her first shot on her 12th attempt.

With this win, Rahi Sarnobat becomes first Indian woman to win a shooting gold at

In the next round of shooting Rahi extended her lead with another perfect set, while Yangpaiboon trailed by three points.

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