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Commonwealth Games 2018: Tejaswini Sawant clinches silver in women's 50m rifle prone shooting

India's Tejaswini Sawant on Thursday won the silver medal in women's 50m rifle prone shooting at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.

Reported by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: April 12, 2018 10:55 IST ]
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India's Tejaswini Sawant on Thursday won the silver medal in women's 50m rifle prone shooting at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.

India's Tejaswini  Sawant on Thursday won the silver medal in women's 50m rifle prone shooting at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. This is India's 25th medal at the 21st CWG, including 12 gold, 5 silver and 8 bronze.

Sawant, who had won two gold medals in 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, scored a total of 618.9 points to finish behind Singapore's Martina Lindsay Veloso, who won the gold with a Commonwealth Games record score of 621.0. 

Meanwhile, the bronze medal went to Scotland's Seonaid McIntosh, who shot 618.1.

Young Anjum Moudgil, the other Indian shooter in the fray, finished a lowly 16th with 602.2.

The 37-year-old former world champion, Sawant, was placed second after four series even as Moudgil faced elimination. 

She maintained her position at the end of the fifth series and ensured another medal for India with a final-series score of 104.6, her best effort of the day.

Tejaswini is also the first Indian to clinch a gold in world championship in 2010.

When Delhi hosted the Commonwealth Games eight years ago, the Kohlapur-born shooter won silver in 50 rifle prone singles and bronze in 50 m rifle prone pairs along with Meena Kumari.

In the same Games, she also bagged silver in 50 m rifle 3 positions event along with Lajjakumari Goswami.

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