Hangzhou Asian Games: Sift Kaur Samra bags Gold in 50m rifle 3p
Samra finished with 469.6 points and broke the world record of 467. On the other hand, Ashi Chouksey finished third with 451.9 points
China: India again bagged gold at the Asian Games 2023. Sift Kaur Samra registered a record Gold in the women’s individual 50m rifle event today at Fuyang Yinhu Sports Centre.
With a score of 469.6, Sift set a new World Record, a new Asian Games record and also the Asian Record to finish on the top in one of the most difficult of the shooting competitions as it tests the shooter’s abilities in kneeling, prone and standing positions.
Sift broke the previous world record of 467.0 held by Seonaid McIntosh of Great Britain, who set the mark at the ISSF World Cup in Baku in May this year.
India’s Ashi Chouksey (451.9) claimed the bronze medal in this category finishing behind China’s Qiongyue Zhang (462.3).
Earlier, Sift and Ashi along with teammate Mannini Koushik had won silver medal in the Women’s 50m Rifle 3-positions Team event.