|Winning a gold medal in the Women's 50m Air Rifle 3P Sports Shooting at the 2023 Asian Games with a world record score
|Physical Stats & More
|in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
|• Gold medal in Women's 50 metre rifle three positions at Asian Games held in Hangzhou (2023)
• Silver medal in Women's 50 metre rifle three positions (team) at Asian Games held in Hangzhou (2023)
|Date of Birth
|9 September 2001 (Sunday)
|Age (as of 2023)
|Faridkot, Punjab, India
|Faridkot, Punjab, India
|Dasmesh Public School, Faridkot Sift Kaur Samra's Facebook Account
|Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
|Bachelor of Physical Education and Sports at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (2023) Sift Kaur Samra's Facebook Account
|Relationships & More
|Father- Pawandeep Singh (farming business)
Mother- Ramnik Kaur (farming business)
|She has a younger brother.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Sift Kaur Samra
- Sift Kaur Samra is an accomplished Indian sports shooter. She came into the limelight in September 2023 when she made a world record and an Asian record in the Women’s 50-metre rifle 3P event during the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
- Once, in a media conversation, she shared that her cousin, Sekhon, who is a shotgun shooter, introduced her to the sport when she was nine years old. According to Sift Kaur Samra, she started practising 10-metre rifle events in 2016-17.
- Sift’s parents are involved in the rice shelling business and come from an agricultural family.
- In December 2019, Sift Kaur Samra won a gold medal, three silver medals, and a bronze medal at the National Shooting Championships held in Bhopal.
- In 2020, Sift Kaur Samra won a bronze medal in the Khelo Indian Shooting Championships held in Assam.
- In June 2022, she won a gold medal in the Junior World Cup Shooting Championships held in Suhl, Germany.
- In 2022, Sift Kaur Samra won a gold medal at the National Games and earned a bronze medal in her debut at the ISSF World Cup in the 50m rifle 3P event.
- She won the gold medal in the Women’s 50-metre rifle 3P individual event at the 2022 Asian Games. During the same Games, she earned a silver medal in the Women’s 50 metre rifle 3P in the team event.
- In 2022, Sift Kaur Samra won a gold medal in the 65th National Shooting Championships held in Kerala. In the same year, he earned a gold medal in the 36th National Shooting Championships held in Gujarat, India.
- Sift Kaur Samra cleared the NEET examination in 2022. According to Sift Kaur Samra, in March 2023, she decided to drop out of the MBBS course at GGS Medical College in Faridkot to pursue her passion for shooting. In a media interview, she was asked why she left MBBS. Sift Kaur Samra replied,
I dropped out from MBBS in March. I am currently doing Bachelor of Physical Education and Sports from GNDU in Amritsar. I don’t know. It is my parents’ decision. That is not in my hands. I can’t do anything. I can go for Civil Services also.”
- In August 2023, she won a gold medal at the 31st World University Games held in Chengdu.
- In September of 2023, Sift Kaur Samra broke the world record in the Women’s 50-metre rifle 3P event, which was previously held by Britain’s Seonaid McIntosh, by a margin of 2.6 points. She scored a total of 469.6 points with 154.6 in kneeling, 157.9 in prone, and 157.1 in standing elimination to defeat Chinese player Qiongyue Zhang, who won the silver medal.
- Sift Kaur Samra is a compassionate animal lover. She has a pet dog and a horse. She often shares pictures of her pets on social media.