Rahi Sarnobat first Indian to win World Cup pistol title


rahi-sarnobatRahi Sarnobat on Friday became the first Indian women pistol shooter to win a gold in an ISSF World Cup after she triumphed in the final of the 25m sports pistol event in Changwon, South Korea.She defeated Kyeongae Kim 8-6 in the final.

She is the first Indian to win a World Cup gold in the pistol event and joins a select club of shooters including Anjali Bhagwat, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Gagan Narang, Ronjan Singh Sodhi, Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Sanjeev Rajput who have won World Cup gold for India.

Rahi was the youngest Indian shooter in London Olympics 2012 and this will be her career’s highest medal at the World Cup. She won a bronze in 2011 where she qualified for the Olympics. She has also won two gold medals in 2010 Commonwealth Games .

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