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Asian Games 2018: Shooter Rahi Sarnobat clinches gold in 25m pistol shooting

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Palembang: Rahi Sarnobat today 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 winning the yellow metal at the Jakabaring Shooting Range.

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.