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CWG18: Tejaswini Sawant Shoots Silver for India in Women's 50m Rifle Prone

CWG18: Tejaswini Sawant Shoots Silver for India in Women's 50m Rifle Prone”

Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil completed a one-two in the Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions, bagging the gold and silver medal, respectively, at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Friday.

Seonaid McIntosh of Scotland took bronze with 444.6. This was an improvement on the silver Tejaswini won in the 50m rifle prone on Thursday. Meanwhile, Anjum Moudgil ended with 455.7 points to take the second place and silver medal.

After the Gold and Silver from Sawant and Moudgil, India's shooting medal tally has gone up 14 medals while the total number of medal count goes up to 33 (15 Gold, 8 Silver and 10 Bronze).

The 37-year old Sawant, who is appearing in the Commonwealth Games for the third time, shot 407.3, 417.4, 437.4, 447.4, 447.4 and 457.9 in the Elimination Rounds on her way to creating the record and wining the gold. Moudgil, 24, had led the qualification with a Games record herself and carried the form into the final where she shot 455.7, holding the second position with scores of 151.9 in kneeling and 157.1 in prone. A gold medallist at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in 10m air rifle singles and pairs with Avneet Kaur Sidhu events, Tejaswini is also the first Indian to clinch a gold in world championship in 2010. Asked how she plans to celebrate, she said, "I finished everything today so yes, there will definitely be celebrations". When Delhi hosted the Commonwealth Games eight years ago, the Kohlapur-born shooter won silver in 50 rifle prone singles and bronze in 50 mrifle prone pairs along with Meena Kumari. He achieved the feat when he stormed his way into the gold medal with a Games record in the men's 25m rapid fire pistol event at the Belmont Shooting Centre.



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