Indian shooter Sift Kaur Samra made history with a spectacular performance, clinching gold in the women’s 50m rifle 3 position event. She not only won the gold but also shattered world, Asian, and Games records along the way. This remarkable achievement marks a significant moment in her shooting career.
In a breathtaking display of skill and precision, Samra achieved a world and Games record score of 469.6 points. Her performance left the competition in awe and secured her the coveted gold medal.
China’s Qiongyue Zhang Takes Silver
While Samra’s performance was stellar, it was nearly an India one-two finish. However, China’s Qiongyue Zhang secured the silver medal with a score of 462.3, narrowly edging out India’s Chouksey who finished in the third position with 451.9 points.
Samra’s victory wasn’t just gold; it was record-breaking in every sense. She shattered the previous world record held by Seonaid McIntosh, surpassing it by 2.6 points. This stunning feat not only set a new global benchmark but also established her as a force to be reckoned with in the world of shooting.
Sift Kaur Samra’s Milestone Moment:
For the 22-year-old shooter, this gold in the women’s 50m rifle 3 position event is a milestone in her career. While she had previously won bronze medals in the ISSF World Cup in 2023 and 2022, her first gold in senior competitions marks a significant achievement. Her earlier gold came in the junior cup in 2022, showcasing her rising talent.
Sift Kaur Samra and her compatriot Ashi had a successful day, not just individually but also as part of the team. They, along with Manini Kaushik, secured a silver medal in the team event of the same competition, accumulating a total score of 1764. Although China took home the gold in this event, the Indian team’s performance added to their achievements on the day.