Updated: August 22, 2018 15:33:00
Rahi Sarnobat, 27-year-old, became the first woman shooter to win a gold medal at the Asian Games 2018 on Wednesday. She won a gold medal in the 25m-gun fight at the Jakabaring shooting range in Palembang, after a double victory shoot-off.
The final went into the shoot-off after Rahi and Naphaswan Yangpaiboon from Thailand were tied at 34 points. Both Rahi and Yangpaiboon shot four of the five shots in the first shoot-off, and when in the second shoot-off the Indian had the upper hand on her opponent by missing one less.
#TeamIndia at the # AsianGames2018
Welcome home Gold No. 4 !! ?????? #RahiSarnobat in the 2nd decisive shoot-off the victory is claimed with a Games Record in the Women's 25m Air Pistol Finals. #ManuBhaker finished 6th. Bravo #RahiSarnobat the 11th medal of India win ????????#IAmTeamIndia pic.twitter.com/JeZsR7COGQ
– Team India (@ioaindia) August 22, 2018
After battling a major elbow injury in 2016, veteran shooter @SarnobatRahi makes a resounding comeback with her medallion performance & # 39; in the 25m Pistol event on it # ASIANGAMES2018?
Kudos to her for making the successful run of the Indian shooting in Jakarta! ???? pic.twitter.com/0UUQzxQ5ie
This is Munkhbayar Dorjsuren -7 time olympian
2 times Olympic https://t.co/NimsE79zky of@ asiangames2018GOLD MEDAL WINNER Rahi Sarnobat. Physio Shloka (R). The women behind Rahi. Congratulations Rahi. @OGQ_Indiais so proud to support you@OfficialNRAI pic.twitter.com/Rx1vYMoLlE
– Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) August 22, 2018
The dedication and consistency of Rahi Sarnobat has added a golden feather to the medal rankings of India. I congratulate her on winning the gold medal in women's 25m pistol # AsianGames2018 . pic.twitter.com/fUq9NaLjik
– Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 22, 2018
Congratulations to Rahi Sarnobat for winning the gold medal in the women's 25m gun event at the # AsianGames2018 . The Indian team, especially the shooting quota, makes it remarkable during the Games. India is proud of these sports people who bring laurels to the nation.
– Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 22, 2018
– Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 22, 2018
– OGQ (@OGQ_India) August 22, 2018
Here is om @SarnobatRahi for grabbing a GOLD in women's 25m gun #Shooting event with game record.
Our sharp shooter has put down a great show to secure her medal for the second Asian Games.
It's great to see how our archers make it ???? so proud. # AsianGames2018?? pic.twitter.com/zyOfWPWX4G
– SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 22, 2018
However, earlier in the day, Manu Bhaker failed to stand up for the opportunity, as the ten shooter finished sixth after entering the final with a record record of qualifying games of 593.
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