Palembang: Rahi Sarnobat on Wednesday became the first Indian woman shooter to win an Asian Games gold medal as she triumphed after prevailing in a double shoot-off in the 25m pistol event here.
The 27-year-old shot a games record score on her way to wining the yellow metal at the Jakabaring Shooting Range.
#TeamIndia at the #AsianGames2018— Team India (@ioaindia) August 22, 2018
Welcome home Gold No. 4!! 🥇🇮🇳 #RahiSarnobat in the 2nd decider shoot-off claims victory with a Games Record in the Women's 25m Air Pistol Finals. #ManuBhaker finished 6th. Bravo #RahiSarnobat winning India's 11th medal👏👏🇮🇳#IAmTeamIndia pic.twitter.com/JeZsR7COGQ
The final went into shoot-off after Rahi and Naphaswan Yangpaiboon of Thailand were tied on 34 points. Both Rahi and Yangpaiboon shot four out of five shots in the first shoot-off, and then in the second shoot-off the Indian prevailed over her opponent by missing one less.
However, it turned out to be a disappointing outing for the fancied Manu Bhaker, as the 16-year-old finished sixth after entering the final with a qualification games record score of 593....