Rahi Sarnobat, after two rounds of shoot-off, won gold in the women’s 25 m Pistol event.
After her win, she said that the approach to shooting in India has changed. “We have Olympic medals as well as Commonwealth medals. We train in better venues, (have) good coaches and I think that reflects in our shooting..” the 23-year-old said.
After clinching back-to-back golds at the 2010 Delhi and 2014 Glasgow CWG in the 25m pistol event, Rahi Sarnobat was forced to take a nearly year-long break from the range due to an elbow injury.
Rahi Sarnobat is a veteran in shooting and has won bronze in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. After finishing fourth in one of the two World Cups this year, the 27-year-old was looking to register his first major win at the 2018 Asian Games, since making her comeback.
Rahi had won her first gold medal at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune. Hailing from Kolhapur in Maharashtra, Rahi was India’s first pistol shooter to win gold medal at the world cup. She won the 25 m pistol event in the ISSF World Cup in Changwon in 2013.