The medals keep coming for India at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. Team India took a 524-athlete contingent to the 2018 Asiad and so far, all their medals have been coming from wrestlers and shooters. Earlier today, Rahi Sarnobat won gold in the Women’s 25m Pistol Finals, becoming the first Indian female shooter to win a gold medal at the Asian Games.
On Wednesday, the 27-year old shooter scored a total of 34 to finish first at the women’s 25m Final, beating Thailand’s Naphaswan Yangpaiboon (silver) and Korea’s Kim Minjung (bronze). Popular Indian shooter Manu Bhaker also participated in the event, finishing sixth and missing out on a medal herself.
Sarnobat and Yangpaiboon were initially tied at 34 points in the final, before they went into a shootout to decide a winner. They both hit four out of five shots in the first shootout before the Thailand shooter missed one more than Sarnobat in the second shootout. She is now the sixth Indian to shoot her way to a gold at the Asian Games, after Chaudhary became the fifth yesterday.