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Mihir Vasavda at Asian Games: Golden girl Sift Kaur says, ‘Having the India flag fly in China is a great experience’

Asian Games Indian shooter Sift Kaur Samra poses for photos with her gold medal during the presentation ceremony of the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions event at the 19th Asian Games, in Hangzhou, China, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023. (PTI Photo)

Somewhere deep in the cramped, dimly-lit bowels of the sprawling Fuyang Yinhu Sports Complex, Sift Kaur Samra leans on a pillar, clutches onto her gold and silver medals and talks about career choices – a past in medicine, present in sport and a future, she hopes, in civil services.

Six months ago, the rifle shooter found herself at a crossroads after winning her first senior international medal. Until then, Samra was preparing to be a doctor and was studying MBBS. But a bronze medal at the World Cup in Bhopal gave rise to lofty sporting ambitions. (Read more)

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