Rahi Sarnobat hails from Kolhapur, Maharashtra. Introduced to shooting when she enrolled for NCC in the 9th grade, Rahi took an instant liking to the sport. Never had she imagined, that a sport she chose because it suited her reticent personality would make her India’s most promising hope for an individual Gold medal at the Olympics.
Just 2 years into her career she won her 1st Gold Medal at the Youth Commonwealth Games 2008. She represented India at the London 2012 Olympics winning several national titles and international medals en route.
In 2014, after having won the CWG Gold Medal she had a fall that lead to a career-threatening elbow injury. But with her grit and self believe she fought her way through 2 years without shooting to make an impactful comeback and become India’s 1st Woman to win an Asian Games Gold in Shooting (2018). The 28 year old,Arjuna Awardee has her next target set for a Gold Medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
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Performing on the world’s biggest stage is no easy feat. It may require practising in spite of injury or mental breakdowns, and that is exactly what Rahi Sarnobat, ace shooter from Kolhapur in Maharashtra had done time and again. Rahi knew what it takes to be the very best in her field, so Rahi became the very best in her field.
Olympian (London Olympics 2012)
Arjuna Awardee (2018)
1st Indian Female Shooter to win an Asian Games Gold Medal (2018)
1st Indian Pistol Shooter to win World Cup Gold Medal (2013)
1st Indian Shooter to win an Olympic Quota in 25m Sport Pistol (2011)
1st Shooter to represent India in 25m Pistol at the Olympics
Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist (2014)