Tejaswini Sawant

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Tejaswini Sawant
Medal record
Women's shooting
Representing  India
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Munich 50 m rifle prone
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Munich 50 m rifle 3 positions
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2006 Melbourne 10 m air rifle pairs
Gold medal – first place 2006 Melbourne 10 m air rifle
Gold medal – first place 2018 Gold Coast 50 m rifle 3 positions
Silver medal – second place 2010 Delhi 50 m rifle 3 positions pairs
Silver medal – second place 2010 Delhi 50 m rifle prone
Silver medal – second place 2018 Gold Coast 50 m rifle prone
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Delhi 50 m rifle prone pairs

Tejaswini Sawant (born 12 September 1980) is an Indian shooter from the Maharashtrian city of Kolhapur. Her father Ravindra Sawant was an officer in the Indian Navy.[1]


Tejaswini born to father Ravindra and mother Sunita in Kolhapur. She has two younger sisters Anuradha Pitre and Vijaymala Gavali. Both are married. Her father died in February 2010. She started her practice under the coaching of Jaisingh Kusale in Kolhapur. She is training under her personal coach Kuheli Gangulee.[2] Tejaswini was also appointed as officer on special duty (OSD) in the sports department.[3] Tejaswini received the Arjuna award on 29 August 2011. Tejasvini Savant got married on 11 Feb 2016 with Well known Social Figure and Builder by profession Sameer Darekar of Pune.[4]


Sawant represented India at the 9th South Asian Sports Federation Games in 2004 in Islamabad where she helped India win gold medal.

2006 Commonwealth Games[edit]

She was selected to represent India at the 2006 Commonwealth Games ahead of Asian Games gold medallist Anjali Ved Pathak Bhagwat and world record holder Suma Shirur after winning 5 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 5 bronze medals at the national championships. In 2006, she won gold medals in Women's 10 m Air Rifle singles and Women's 10 m Air Rifle Pairs (with Avneet Kaur Sidhu) events at the Commonwealth Games at Melbourne.

ISSF World Cup and ISSF World Championships[edit]

Sawant won a bronze medal in 50 metre rifle three positions at the 2009 ISSF World Cup in Munich. On 8 August 2010 she became the World Champion in the 50m Rifle Prone event in Munich, Germany. She was the first Indian woman shooter to win a gold medal at the World Championships with a world-record equalling score in the 50 m Rifle Prone event.[1]

2010 Commonwealth Games[edit]

In the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi, Sawant won silver in Women's 50 rifle prone singles and bronze in Women's 50 m rifle prone pairs (along with Meena Kumari).[5] She also won silver in Women's 50 m rifle 3 positions event (along with Lajjakumari Goswami) in this competition.

2018 Commonwealth Games[edit]

On 12th April 2018, Tejaswini won Silver at Women's 50m Rifle Prone Finals with a cumulative score of 618.9.[4][6]

On 13th April 2018, Tejaswini won gold at the Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Position Finals. She set a Games Record (GR) with total points of 457.9.[7]


  1. ^ a b Cyriac, Biju Babu (9 August 2010). "Sawant shoots historic gold at World Championships". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 August 2010.
  2. ^ [1]Times of IndiaAugust 10, 2010.
  3. ^ [2]DNAAugust 9, 2010.
  4. ^ a b "CWG 2018: After missing out last time, Tejaswini Sawant adds another gold to her CV". The Indian Express. 2018-04-14. Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  5. ^ Masand, Ajai (11 October 2010). "Shooters forced to settle for bronze". Hindustan Times. New Delhi. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
  6. ^ "Commonwealth Games 2018: Tejaswini Sawant clinches silver medal in women's 50m rifle prone event - Firstpost". www.firstpost.com. Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  7. ^ "Indian shooter wins championship". BBC News. 2010-08-09. Retrieved 2018-04-21.

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