Tejaswini wins gold at World Shooting C'ships

Written by: Mamatha
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New Delhi, Aug 8: Tejaswini Sawant on Sunday, Aug 8, became the first Indian woman shooter to clinch a gold medal at the World Championship by finishing on top with a world-record equalling score in the 50m Rifle Prone event in Munich, Germany.

The Maharashtrian shooter, Tejaswini Sawant, shot a score of 597 (100,100,100,99,99,99), equalling the 1998 record set by Marina Bobkova of Russia.

The 29-year-old Commonwealth Games gold medallist was level with Poland's Ewa Joanna Nowakowska in the final score and managed to clinch the top honours with a better perfect score tally.

Where as, Kazakhstan's Olga Dovgun settled for the bronze with a score of 596.

Tejaswini Sawant hails from the Maharashtrian city of Kolhapur. In 2006, she won gold medals in Women"s 10m Air Rifle singles and Women's 10m Air Rifle Pairs (with Avneet Kaur Sidhu) events at the Commonwealth Games at Melbourne.

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