Asian Games 2023: India's Sift Kaur Samra wins gold
Asian Games 2023: India's Sift Kaur Samra dominated the women's 50m rifle 469 positions individual event (Indian shooters) to win the gold medal with a world record score, while Ashi Choksi also won the bronze medal. Sift scored 6.467 points in the final. She improved Britain's Zioned Mackintosh's world record of 0.2 in the final by 6.451 points. SIFT had also jointly set an Asian record in the qualifying round. Ashi won the bronze with a score of 9.462. Sift's dominance can be gauged from the fact that silver medalist Kyongyui Zheng (3.7) of China was 3.<> points behind him.
Earlier, Sift, Ashi and Manini Kaushik also won the silver medal in the team event in the women's 50m rifle 1764 positions. The trio of Ashi, Manini and Sift finished second in the qualification with a score of 1773. Hosts China won the gold medal with a total score of 1756 while South Korea won the bronze with 594 points. Sift and Ashi made it to the final by finishing second and sixth respectively. Sift scored <> points, a joint new Asian record in qualifying.
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