Shooter Tejaswini Sawant wins CWG gold, Anjum takes silver

  • Shooter Tejaswini Sawant wins CWG gold, Anjum takes silver

Shooter Tejaswini Sawant wins CWG gold, Anjum takes silver

This is the seventh CWG medal for Tejaswini, following two golds in 2006, a pair of silvers and a bronze in 2010 and as silver in women's 50m rifle prone in the ongoing edition yesterday. For Arjuna awardee Sawant, who in 2010 became the first Indian sportswoman to win gold at the World Shooting Championship, today's medal will put in the shade her disappointing showing at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Anjum Moudgil ranked behind Tejaswini in the shooting discipline to claim the silver medal for India as well. For the gold finish, Tejaswini registered a total 457.9 and India's 15th gold medal in the 2018 CWG in Australia.

Anjum clinched the top spot in the qualification standings with a Games record of 589 points. Seonaid McIntosh of Scotland took bronze with 444.6 points. Tejaswini Sawant has won silver in the finals of the women's 50m rifle contest, finishing behind Singapore's Martina Lindsay Veloso. 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 m rifle prone pairs along with Meena Kumari. The Commonwealth Games Federation, though, said there was no doping offence involved. Right from big names such as Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu to young blood Manu Bhaker and Om Mitharval, everyone has contributed to the medal count immensely. 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 Sawant too won Agold in women's 50m Rifle 3.