Veteran women’s rifle shooter Tejaswini Sawant bagged the gold in the women’s 50m rifle 3 position finals at the 21st Commonwealth Games on Friday. Another Indian, Anjum Moudgil, clinched the silver. With Sawant’s gold, India now stands tall with 15 gold medals, equalling the number four years ago at the Glasgow CWG.
On April 12, Sawant had claimed a silver in the women’s 50m rifle prone event. In Friday's event, she shot a CWG record total of 457.9.
With this win, Sawant now has her second medal of the Gold Coast Games and seventh at the CWG overall
On the other hand, the 24-year-old Moudgil finished second with a combined score of 455.7. This is her first CWG medal.
Competing in her third Commonwealth Games, Tejaswini won two golds in 2006 and two silvers and a bronze in 2010. The 37-year old is the recipient of the Arjuna award. She is also the first Indian to clinch a gold in the world championship in 2010. Again, at the Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi, she bagged the silver in 50 rifle prone singles and bronze in 50 m rifle prone along with Meena Kumari. She also bagged a silver in 50 m rifle 3 positions event along with Lajjakumari Goswami at the 2010 CWG. However, she disappointed at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Unbelievable- #AnishBhanwala at just 15 years of age wins a Gold in 25 m rapid pistol. Congratulations Anish.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 13, 2018
Also many congratulations to#TejaswiniSawant for the GOLD 🥇 & #AnjumMoudgil for the SILVER🥈in Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions event. #GC2018 pic.twitter.com/VcvTpOKjkD
Tejaswini's sharp shooting led India to its overall medal tally which now stands at 33 (15 gold, 8 silver and 10 bronze)
#GC2018 : Tejaswini Sawant wins Gold 🥇in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions with a score of 457.9(new CWG record) she won silver yesterday( 50m Rifle Prone) & Anjum Moudgil bags silver🥈 with a score of 455.7! Congrats #TejaswiniSawant & #AnjumMoudgil #TeamIndia🇮🇳 #GC2018Shooting pic.twitter.com/MrrCPqvPK6— Karthick Viru (@Vijay_Rules_Da) April 13, 2018
- Indian sportswomen carry on their dominant run at CWG 2018. All eyes are on the star Indian shuttlers Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu, who will play off her quarters later on Friday, and 2012 Olympics medallist Saina Nehwal who cruises through to the semi-final.
- Also Squash doubles players Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal took another step towards winning a medal when they beat Canada's Samantha Cornett and Nikki Todd 7-11, 11-5, 11-9 to reach the semi-finals.
- Manika Batra and Mouma Das assured India of another medal from table tennis as the duo beat Malaysia's Ying Ho and Karen Lyne 11-4, 11-6, 11-5 to reach the final of the women's doubles event.
Shooting it out at #GoldCoast!!#TeamIndia shooters converted 2 Medal opportunities at the #GC2018Shoting Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Finals. With a new #GamesRecord #TejaswiniSawant won Gold ?at 457.9 while #AnjumMoudgil won Silver ?with 455.7!— IOA - Team India (@ioaindia) April 13, 2018
Congratulations winners! pic.twitter.com/P6usvUg7oV
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