Rahi Sarnobat Age, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More
Bio/Wiki Full NameRahi Jeevan Sarnobat NicknameGolden Girl ProfessionAthlete Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 157 cm in meters- 1.57 m in feet inches- 5’ 2” Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg in pounds- 175 lbs Eye ColourBlack Hair ColourBlack Personal Life Date of Birth30 October 1990 Age (as in 2018)28 Years BirthplaceKolhapur, Maharashtra, Mumbai Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio NationalityIndian HometownKolhapur, Maharashtra, Mumbai SchoolUsharaje High School, Kolhapur College/University• Vivekanand College, Kolhapur • Shiva Chattrapati Sports Complex, Pune • Balewadi Shooting Range, Pune ReligionHinduism HobbiesReading, Doing Yoga, Travelling Relationships & More Marital StatusUnmarried Family ParentsFather- Jeevan Sarnobat Mother- Prabha Sarnobat
Some Lesser Known Facts About Rahi Sarnobat
She decided to choose shooting as her career in 2007.
Rahi Sarnobat During her Practice Session
In 2008, she bagged her first gold medal at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune, India.
In 2010, she secured two golds at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India.
She considers 50m rifle prone world champion, ‘Tejaswini Sawant‘ (a fellow Maharashtrian) her source of inspiration.
After winning bronze in the 2011 World Cup, she got selected for the 2012 London Olympics.
She bagged the gold in 25m pistol event at the ISSF World Cup; held in Changwon in 2013 and went on to become the first Indian pistol shooter to win a gold medal in a world cup.
Rahi Sarnobat Bagged Gold at the ISSF World Cup 2013
She secured gold in women’s 25-meter pistol at the 2014 Commonwealth Games; held in Glasgow.
In the 2014 Asian Games Incheon (South Korea), she bagged a bronze medal in the 25-meter pistol with her teammates Heena Sidhu and Anisa Sayyed.
Rahi Sarnobat (L) With Anisa Sayyed (M) and Heena Sidhu (R)
In May 2015, Rahi’s name was recommended for the Arjuna Award (a prestigious award presented by the Government of India and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for extraordinary achievement in sports) by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI).
In 2015, Rahi suffered a severe elbow injury. In an interview, she stated that:
“It was a depressing phase. The injury happened in 2015 end, but I was still hopeful of shooting in the Rio Games. I wanted to shoot in the 2016 Games Qualifiers. Despite being injured, I shot in the qualifiers. I realized my mistake later as the injury got worse,”
but she could not make it to the Rio Games and had to take a break for a year.
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Rahi roped in Munkhbayar Dorjsuren (a Mongolian-German sports shooter who won gold at 2009 ISSF World Cup, 25-metre pistol) to get trained.
Rahi Sarnobat With Her Coach, Munkhbayar Dorjsuren
On 22 August 2018, she became the first Indian woman to win gold at the 2018 Jakarta Palembang in Women’s 25-meter pistol event and shot a Games Record of 34.
In 2018, Maharashtra Government announced ₹50 Lakhs for Rahi after her victory in the Asian Games.
She has also been coached by Anatolii Piddubnyi.
On 25 September 2018, the Government of India conferred Rahi Sarnobat with the Arjuna Award.
Rahi Sarnobat – Arjuna Award