Shooter Palak Gulia’s journey from reluctant young shooter to Asian Games gold winner
In a sport that demands stillness, Palak Gulia had to slow down before she could race ahead in the fast lane.
The shooter, only 17 and who started shooting seriously just a couple of years ago, led India to an unexpected gold-silver finish in an event where the Chinese were tipped to dominate.
She shared the podium on Friday with her roommate at the Athletes’ Village, Esha Singh, who returns home with a cool four-medal haul herself.
Together, Palak and Esha have feasted on the KFCs available freely at the Village and the make-your-own ramen bowls over the last week. But a couple of days before her 10m air pistol event, Palak slipped into competition mode. (READ MORE)
Read other stories from the Asian Games below