Indian rifle shooter Sift Kaur Samra produced a historic performance to break the world record and clinch gold in the women’s 50m rifle three position event at the Asian Games 2023 on Wednesday.
Sift shot 469.6 in the final of the 50m rifle three position breaking the previous world record of British shooter Seonaid Mcintosh of 467.0 points.
She started with 154.6 in the kneeling position and maintained her lead till the last shot. She shot her best in the prone position where she scored 157.9.
In the final round of standing where elimination starts, Sift took a considerable lead and shot a 10.2 in her last shot to create a new world record and win the gold.
While Sift claimed the gold, Ashi Chouksey faltered on her last shot to slip to third place and win the bronze medal. Ashi shot a total of 451.9 and her last shot of 8.9 proved fatal for her silver medal chances.