SARNOBAT Rahi < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA India   
Gender Women
Born 30 Oct 1990 in Kolhapur, IND
Height1.58 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Pune, IND
Occupation Athlete, Public Servant
Languages English, Hindi
Higher education Business Administration - Vivekananda College: Kolhapur, IND
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up shooting in 2007 and began competing in 2008.
Why this sport? She was inspired to take up the sport after watching Indian shooter Tejaswini Sawant win gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Although rifle shooting was more popular, she took up pistol purely for convenience. "Wearing the suit and setting up the equipment in rifle shooting was too cumbersome for me. So I picked up the pistol where I could shoot wearing my jeans and t-shirt."
Name of coach Munkhbayar Dorjsuren [personal], from 2017
Training Regime She trains six days a week.
Handedness Right
General Interest
Hero / Idol Indian shooter Tejaswini Sawant. (rediff.com, 27 Dec 2011)
Injuries In 2013 she sustained an undisplaced fracture of the radial head of her elbow after falling on her right arm. The injury went undiagnosed for a period and she competed through pain before starting treatment in 2016. Although she was unable to pick up a gun for seven months, she did not require surgery and returned to full fitness in December 2016. (republicworld.com, 25 Sep 2018; firstpost.com, 23 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours In 2018 she received an Arjuna Award from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in India. (deccanchronicle.com, 26 Sep 2018)
Milestones In 2018 she became the first Indian female shooter to win a gold medal at the Asian Games when she won the 25m pistol event in Indonesia. (thebetterindia.com, 23 Aug 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 01 Sep 2018)
Ambitions To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (firstpost.com, 10 Sep 2018)