Tejaswini Sawant: Profile

Hyderabad, India: Tejaswini is the new golden girl of Indian sports. Besides winning several golds at international and national meet, she has won the 2010 Munich World Championships Gold in 50-metre rifle prone.

Gold at World Championships 2010

The shooter from Kolhapur won 5 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 5 bronze medals at the Indian national championships. Her achievement helped her seize Commonwealth Games 2006 spot ahead of Angali Ved Pathak Bhagwat, Asian Games gold medallist, and Suma Shirur, then World record holder. Since then she has never looked back and done her country proud.

Biodata

    Date of Birth: 12 September 1980
    Birth Place: Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
    Height: 157/5’2”
    Weight: 56 kg
    Parents: Father Ravindra Sawant, ex-Naval officer and Mother Sunita Sawant, State Cricket and volleyball player.
    Hobby: Music, Reading
    Languages: Marathi, Hindi, English
    Marital status single

Shooting Profile

    Current Ranking: 1 (Aug 2010)
    National Coach: Sunny Thomas
    Personal Coach: Laszlo Scuszak
    Events: AR40,STR3X20
    Practising shooter: since 2001
    Start of competing: 2002
    Handedness: right
    Master Eye: right

National Wins

    5 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 5 bronze medals till 2005

International Wins

    2004 Team Gold South Asian Sports Federation Games, Islamabad
    2005 2nd at ASC Bangkok
    2006 Commonwealth Games Gold in Women’s 10m Air Rifle singles, Melbourne
    2006 Commonwealth Games Gold in Women’s 10m Air Rifle Pairs (with Avneet Kaur Sidhu), Melbourne
    2009 May Bronze in women’s three position rifle event at shooting World Cup at Munich
    2010, October Gold in 50-metre rifle prone at shooting World Cup at Munich

Records

    World Cup Record of 597/600 equalised in 50-metre rifle prone at October 2010 shooting World Cup at Munich
    First Indian Woman to win Gold at World Championships in shooting
    Fifth world record holder in India after Gagan Narang, Suma Shirur, Ronjan Singh Sodhi and Asher Noria.
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