Tejaswini Sawant

Tejaswini Sawant Bio

Tejaswini Sawant, a professional Indian Sharp Shooter, where she won the Gold medal at the 9th South Asian Sports Federation Games in 2004 in Islamabad. Born in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, she has been very courageous and strongest towards her goal. She also stands as the World Champion and the first Indian woman shooter to win a gold medal by making a world-record equalling score at the World Championships in the 50 m Rifle Prone event.

After winning 5 Gold, 6 Silver, and 5 Bronze medals at the national championships, Tejaswini was selected to represent India at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, ahead of Anjali Ved Pathak Bhagwat (Asian Games gold medalist) and Suma Shirur (world record holder), where she grabbed 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 2009 ISSF World Cup in Munich, she picked up a bronze medal in 50-meter rifle three positions. She also grabbed two silver medals and one bronze at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi: one silver in the Women’s 50 rifle prone singles, other along with Lajjakumari Goswami in Women’s 50 m rifle 3 positions pairs event, and bronze in Women’s 50 m rifle prone pairs paired with Meena Kumari.

Tejaswini Sawant Bio

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