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.
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.
Date of Birth: 12 September 1980
Birth Place: Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
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
Current Ranking: 1 (Aug 2010)
National Coach: Sunny Thomas
Personal Coach: Laszlo Scuszak
Practising shooter: since 2001
Start of competing: 2002
Master Eye: right
5 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 5 bronze medals till 2005
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 womenâ€™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
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.