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Asian Games: India’s Sift Kaur Samra sets records with gold in women’s 50m rifle

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Shillong, September 27: In a remarkable display of skill, India’s Sift Kaur Samra secured a gold medal in the Women’s 50m Rifle 3-positions Individual competition at the 19th Asian Games held at the Fuyang Yinhu Sports Centre.

As per IANS, Sift’s performance was nothing short of extraordinary, as she achieved a score of 469.6. Her outstanding achievement not only earned her the gold but also established new records. She set a World Record, an Asian Games record, and an Asian Record in a competition known for its complexity, challenging shooters in kneeling, prone, and standing positions.

Sift’s feat surpassed the previous world record of 467.0 held by Seonaid McIntosh of Great Britain, which was set at the ISSF World Cup in Baku earlier in the year.

India’s Ashi Chouksey also demonstrated her shooting prowess, securing the bronze medal in this category with a score of 451.9. She finished just behind China’s Qiongyue Zhang, who scored 462.3.

Prior to their individual successes, Sift Kaur Samra, Ashi Chouksey, and teammate Mannini Koushik had collectively earned a silver medal in the Women’s 50m Rifle 3-positions Team event, further solidifying India’s strong presence in the shooting competitions.

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