India's Sift Kaur Samra bagged a gold while Ashi Chouksey got a bronze medal in the women's 50 m rifle 3P individual final at the ongoing Asian Games in Hangzhou on Wednesday, giving the country a double podium finish. In the process, she made a world record and bagged the first individual gold at the Asian Games 2023.
With the score of 469.6 points, Sift not only topped the charts to secure a gold, but also broke the world record, Asian record and the Asian Games record. The world record was held by Great Britain, the Asian record was held by China and the Asian Games record was previously held by Mongolia.
The silver medal went to Qiongyue Zhang of China with 462.3 points and the bronze went to Ashi with 451.9 points. With this, India has its ninth medal in shooting currently at the event and its fifth overall gold medal at the Asian Games Hangzhou.
India's women shooting trio shone earlier in the day:
Earlier today, the Indian shooting trio of Manu Bhaker, Esha Singh and Rhythm Sangwan continued the country's dominating run at shooting as they captured a Gold medal in women's 25 m pistol team event at the ongoing Asian Games in Hangzhou on Wednesday. India got a total of 1759 points, enough to clinch the gold. The silver medal was secured by China with 1756 points. South Korea got the bronze medal with a total of 1742 points.
Also, Ashi Chouksey, Manini Kaushik and Sift Kaur Samara secured a silver medal for India in the women's 50 m rifle 3P team shooting event on Wednesday. With a score of 1754 points, India secured a silver medal at the event, succumbing 19 points short of a gold medal.