In a historic victory: Faridkot's Sift Kaur Samra clinches gold at Asian Games

Young shooter shatters world record and boosts India's medal tally

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Faridkot: In a historic achievement at the Asian Games, Sift Kaur Samra, a young talent from Faridkot, secured the gold medal in the women’s 50-metre rifle 3-position event.

Breaking the previous world record of 467 points set by British shooter Seonaid McIntosh, Sift demonstrated her exceptional skills by scoring a remarkable 469.6 in the final round.

A rising star: Sift Kaur Samra, a first-year MBBS student at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital in Faridkot, not only claimed India’s first individual gold at the Hangzhou Asian Games but also contributed significantly to India’s overall medal tally, which now stands at an impressive 18 medals.

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A trailblazing journey: This 22-year-old prodigy had previously displayed her shooting prowess by winning her first individual world cup medal at the ISSF tournament held in Bhopal in March. Sift Kaur Samra’s remarkable journey continues to inspire and bring pride to her hometown of Faridkot and the entire nation.