Rahi Sarnobat Biography:
Rahi Sarnobat is an Indian Sport Shooter and She represents India in a 25m Women’s Pistol event. She was born on Tuesday, October 30, 1990, in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, Mumbai.
In 2007, she developed an interest in shooting and started practising shooting under coach Ajit Patil in her hometown in Kolhapur. She later moved to Mumbai to focus on her shooting and from then she was guided by Ms Sheela Kanungo.
In 2008, she made her international debut at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games held in New Delhi and won her first international Gold medal in the 25m air pistol event. Two years later, in the same tournament, she won two medals, a Silver in 25m air pistol and a Gold in 25m air pistol pairs at the Commonwealth Games 2010 in New Delhi.
In 2011, She made her debut at the ISSF World Cup held in the USA and won a Bronze medal in a 25m air pistol event. By winning the Bronze in the World cup, she secured her berth for her debut summer games at London Olympics in 2012. She becomes the first female Indian shooter to qualify for the 25-metre sports pistol event in the Olympics.
In 2013, She participated in the 2013 ISSF World Cup in South Korea and won the Gold medal in the 25-meter pistol event. Rahi became the first Indian shooter to win a Gold medal in the World Cup.
All Wiki Biography:
|Real Name||Rahi Sarnobat|
|Profession||Indian Sport Shooter|
|Event||25m Women’s Pistol|
|Coach/Mentor (s)||Ajit Patil|
Ms Sheela Kanungo
|Date of Birth||October 30, 1990 (Tuesday)|
|Age (as in 2021)||30 Years|
|Birth Place||Kolhapur, Maharashtra, Mumbai|
|Hometown||Kolhapur, Maharashtra, Mumbai|
|School||Usharaje High School, Kolhapur|
|College||Vivekanand College, Kolhapur|
Shiva Chattrapati Sports Complex, Pune
Balewadi Shooting Range, Pune
|Hobbies||Reading, Doing Yoga, Travelling|
In 2014, She won the Gold medal at the Commonwealth Games held at Glasgow in Scotland in a 25m air pistol event. Later that year, she then participated in the 2014 Asain Games at Incheon in South Korea where she won a Bronze medal in the Women’s 25 m pistol team.
In 2015, Rahi Sarnobat received Arjuna Award from the Government of India. Later that year, she met with an accident and injured her elbow and had to take a break for two years.
In 2018, She made her comeback at the Asian Games held in Jakarta in Indonesia where she won a Gold medal in a 25m air pistol event. she became the first Indian woman shooter to win gold at Asian Games.
In the following year, she won 2 gold medals at the ISSF world cup (each in Munich and Germany) in a 25m air pistol event. By winning the gold medal at the world cup, she had secured her berth at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Rahi Sarnobat Achievements:
- Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 (25-meter pistol): Silver Medal
- Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 (25 m pistol pairs): Gold Medal
- ISSF World Cup Fort Benning 2011 (25-meter pistol): Bronze Medal
- ISSF World Cup Changwon 2013 (25-meter pistol): Gold Medal
- Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 (25-meter pistol): Gold Medal
- Asian Games Incheon 2014 (Women’s 25 m pistol team): Bronze Medal
- Asian Games Jakarta–Palembang 2018 (Women’s 25 m pistol team): Bronze Medal
- ISSF World Cup Munich 2019 (25-meter pistol): Gold Medal
- ISSF World Cup Delhi 2021 (Women’s 25 m pistol team): Gold Medal
- ISSF World Cup Delhi 2021 (25-meter pistol): Silver Medal
- ISSF World Cup Osijek 2021 (25-meter pistol): Gold Medal
- ISSF World Cup Osijek 2021 (Women’s 10 m pistol team): Bronze Medal
Physical Stats & More
|Height (Approx)||157 cm (in Centimeters) |
1.57 m (in meters)
5’ 2” (in feet inches)
|Weight (Approx)||80 kg (in kilograms)|
175 lbs (in pounds)
|Parents||Father: Jeevan Sarnobat|
Mother: Prabha Sarnobat
Thank you for your hard work & dedication in transforming my game in such a short span.Guiding & encouraging me to reach my potential.Couldn’t have done it without you.HAPPY BIRTHDAY Munky!Another milestone!Wishing you many more to come. #birthday #birthdaygirl #milestone pic.twitter.com/wio4vnYkiB— Rahi Sarnobat OLY (@SarnobatRahi) July 9, 2019