Target On Record-breaking Olympic Shooter Rahi Sarnobat

May/29/2022 / by Team SEEMA
Rahi Sarnobat
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Rahi Sarnobat biography

Rahi Sarnobat is an Olympic athlete representing her home country of India in the shooting competition. She has participated in two Olympics events: the London 2012 Olympics and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (which actually took place in 2021.)

The Rahi Sarnobat biography of her early years shows her attending Usharaje High School in her home town of Kolhapur before heading to university at Vivekanand College in Kolhapur then training at, consecutively, Shiva Chattrapati Sports Complex and Balewadi Shooting Range, both in Pune. 

Over her young career to date, she has already achieved many firsts for Indians, women and shooters. These firsts started, however, with a personal first: her first gold medals, earning two of them in 2010 at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Other Rahi Sarnobat firsts include breaking the world record in 25m pistol shooting and becoming:

  • The first woman from India to qualify for the 25m pistol event in the Olympics
  • The first pistol shooter from India to win a gold medal in the ISSF World Cup, which she earned in the 2013 ISSF World Cup in Changwon
  • The first female pistol shooter from India to win a gold medal in the Asian Games, which she won at the Asian Games in Jakarta Palembang in the women’s 25m pistol competition

At the 2011 ISSF World Cup in Fort Benning, Rahi Sarnobat won the bronze medal. She only missed getting the silver medal instead by 0.1 points in the final rounds. Following this, she was invited to participate in the 2012 London Olympics. 

Earning the nickname, Golden Girl, Rahi Sarnobat is 5′ 2″ (or 1.57 m) tall and weighs 175 pounds (or 80 kg.) 

Some items that don’t usually appear in Rahi Sarnobat news are Rahi Sarnobat’s personal interests and hobbies, which include reading, yoga and traveling. Her dream travel destination is Miami. Her favorite foods are vada pav, chakkli, pizza and chocolate; her favorite color is pink; her favorite TV show is Bade Acche Lagte Hain; and, perhaps most importantly, her favorite shooter is 50m rifle shooting champion Tejaswini Sawant, who is also from Rahi Sarnobat’s home of Maharashtra.


Who is she married to?

She is currently unmarried, though Rahi Sarnobat news often reports on her latest boyfriend.

Where is she born?

Rahi Jeevan Sarnobat was born in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, Mumbai, India on October 30, 1990 to father Jeevan Sarnobat and mother Prabha Sarnobat. This makes her age 31 years old as of early 2022.

How many hours does she train?

There is no public reporting on how many hours she trains.

When did she start her career?

She student decided to become Rahi Sarnobat athlete and shooter in 2007. She, then, earned her first gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2008 in Pune, India. 

What is her net worth?

Her net worth is not publicly known.