Rahi Sarnobat

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Rahi Sarnobat
Personal information
Born (1990-10-30) October 30, 1990 (age 26)
Kolhapur, India
Height 5.2 ft (1.6 m) (2010)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb) (2010)
Sport
Country India
Sport 25 metre pistol
Club Shiva Chattrapati Sports Complex, Pune
Team India
Coached by Anatolii Piddubnyi
Now coaching Balewadi Shooting Range, Pune

Rahi Jeevan Sarnobat (Marathi:राही सरनोबत) is a female athlete from India who competes in the event of 25 metres pistol shooting. She won her first gold medal at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune, India.[1]

She who two gold medals in 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. She won the first gold in 25m pistol event in pair with Anisa Sayyed. She hails from Kolhapur in Maharashtra. Rahi's inspiration is fellow Maharashtrian & 50m rifle prone world champion Tejaswini Sawant. She became India's first pistol shooter to win gold medal in the world cup. She won the 25m pistol event in the ISSF World cup in Changwon.[2][3] In 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow, she won gold in women’s 25-metre pistol.[4] In the same year, she won the Bronze medal in the 25-metre pistol team event at the 2014 Asian Games at Incheon, where she teamed up with Anisa Sayyed and Heena Sidhu[5]

In May 2015, Rahi was recommended for the country's prestigious, Arjuna Award by the National Rifle Association of India(NRAI).[6]

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