One of the best female pistol shooters in the country, Rahi Sarnobat started off as a pistol shooter in native Kolhapur where there was no25-metre range. Her first coach was actually a rifle coach.
After briefly training under Sheila Kanungo, she decided to go on her own for a year and half. It was during this time of self-training that she won 1 Gold & 1 Silver medal with Games Record at the Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010and became the first woman to clinch Olympic quota for the event by winning a bronze during the World Cup at Fort Benning, USA in 2011.
She competed at the 2012 London Olympics in the women’s 25m Sports pistol event & finished 19th. In 2013 she won a Gold medal in the ISSF world cup in Korea and became the first Indian pistol shooter to win Gold in World Cups.
At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Rahi won the Gold medal in the 25 m Sports Pistol event. She qualified for the final of the 2014 Asian Games, where she finished 7th. She won a team Bronze medal with AnisaSayyed and Heena Sidhu.
Recommended for the prestigious Arjuna Award by the National Rifle Association of India(NRAI), Rahi is preparing hard for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and OGQ is confident that she will be successful in her quest.
- Gold Medal, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014
- Bronze (Team) – Asian Games, Incheon 2014
- Gold Medal, ISSF World Cup- Korea 2013
- Bronze Medal, Asian Championship, Iran 2013
- Participated at the London Olympics 2012
- Bronze medal and Olympic Quota in ISSF World Cup, USA 2011
- Gold and Silver medals in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi 2010
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