Rahi Sarnobat Shooting Born on 30 October 1990, Rahi Sarnobat is an India shooter who competes in the event of 25 meters pistol shooting. Sarnobat is the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in shooting in Asian Games. She won the Gold medal at 2018 Jakarta Palembang in Women’s 25-meter pistol event. Rahi won her first Gold medal at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune, India. Rahi was born in Kolhapur in Maharashtra. Her inspiration is fellow Maharashtrian and 50m rifle pro World Champion Tejaswini Sawant.
Born: 30 October 1990
Rahi Sarnobat Age: 30 years
From: Kolhapur, Maharashtra
Rahi Sarnobat Medals and Achievements
Rahi Sarnobat ISSF World Cup
Bronze medal in 2011 USA in 25 m pistol event
Gold medal in 2013 South Korea in 25 m pistol event
Gold medal in 2019 Munich in 25 m pistol event
Rahi Sarnobat Commonwealth Games
Gold medal in 2010 Delhi in 25 m pistol pairs event
Gold medal in 2014 Glasgow in 25 m pistol event
Silver medal in 2010 Delhi in 25 m pistol event
Rahi Sarnobat Asian Games
Bronze medal in 2014 Incheon in women’s 25 m pistol team event
Gold medal in 2018 Jakarta Palembang in women’s 25m pistol event
Rahi Sarnobat Olympics
Rahi Sarnobat became the first Indian shooter to qualify for the 25 meters sports pistol event in the Olympics i.e. London Olympics 2012 after winning the Bronze medal in World Cup 2011
Rahi Sarnobat Arjuna Award
In May 2015, Rahi Sarnobat was recommended for the country’s prestigious, Arjuna Award by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI)
Rahi Sarnobat – Lesser known fact
On 22 August 2018, Rahi became the first Indian woman individual Asian Games gold medalist.
She defeated her Thai opponent to bag the Gold with a game’s record score of 34.
Rahi trains under coach Munkhbayar Dorsjuren. Dorjsuren charges Rs 5 lakh per month