Record-breaking Triumph: Sift Samra Secures Historic Gold, Ashi Claims Bronze in Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Position at Asian Games 2023

Sift Kaur Simra and Ashi Chouksey won gold and bronze, respectively, in the women’s 50m Rifle 3P Final on September 27, continuing India’s successful shooting day at the Asian Games 2023. Additionally, it was the first gold medal India had ever won in the competition’s history.

Samra beat the previous world record of 467 points by finishing with 469.6 points. On the other side, Chouksey came in third with 451.9 points. She was at sixth place in the standings for a long time before moving up to position two.

However, China’s Qiongyue outperformed her by earning 462.3 points to take third place. Ultimately, Qiongyue took home the silver medal after placing second. 

Chouksey and Samra competed on the Indian team that won the women’s 50m Rifle 3P team event earlier in the day. Manini Kaushik, who was also a member of the team, disappointed by placing 18th in the individual competition.

China won the competition with a score of 1764, nine points ahead of India. With 1756 points, the Republic of Korea took third place. Samra qualified for the individual final by placing second and setting a new national record with a score of 594. China’s Xia Siyu won the qualification round despite having the same score as the Indian because she had more inner 10s.

Chouksey finished sixth with 590 points to go to the individual final as well.

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