Tejaswini Sawant

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Tejaswini Sawant
Medal record
Women's shooting
Competitor for  India
ISSF World Shooting Championships
Gold 2010 Munich 50 m rifle prone
ISSF World Cup
Bronze 2009 Munich 50 m rifle 3 positions
Commonwealth Games
Gold 2006 Melbourne 10 m air rifle pairs
Gold 2006 Melbourne 10 m air rifle
Silver 2010 Delhi 50 m rifle 3 positions pairs
Silver 2010 Delhi 50 m rifle prone
Bronze 2010 Delhi 50 m rifle prone pairs

Tejaswini Sawant (Marathi: तेजस्विनी सावंत) (born 12 September 1980) is an Indian shooter from the Maharashtrian city of Kolhapur. She belongs to a Maratha family. Her father Ravindra Sawant was an officer in the Indian Navy.[1] She is supported by Olympic Gold Quest.[2]

Biography[edit]

Tejaswini born to father Ravindra and mother Sunita in Kolhapur. She has two younger sisters Anuradha Pitre and Vijaymala Gavai. 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 Ganguly.[3] Tejaswini was also appointed as officer on special duty (OSD) in the sports department.[4] Tejaswini received the Arjuna award on 29 August 2011.

Career[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cyriac, Biju Babu (9 August 2010). "Sawant shoots historic gold at World Championships". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
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  3. ^ [2]Times of IndiaAugust 10, 2010.
  4. ^ [3]DNAAugust 9, 2010.
  5. ^ Masand, Ajai (11 October 2010). "Shooters forced to settle for bronze". Hindustan Times (New Delhi). Retrieved 12 October 2010. 

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