Indian shooter Tejaswini Sawant wins Gold, sets new Games record

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Indian shooters Tejaswini Sawant won gold and silver respectively in the Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions at the 21st Commonwealth Games. Tejaswini registered a new Games record 457.9 points to take the title. Anjum scored 455.7. Seonaid McIntosh of Scotland took bronze with 444.6.

Tejaswini’s victory came just a day after she won the silver medal in 50m Rifle Prone event. The 37-year old shooter, who is appearing in the Commonwealth Games for the third time, shot 407.3, 417.4, 437.4, 447.4, 447.4 and 457.9 in the Elimination Rounds on her way to creating the record and win the gold.

This is Tejaswini’s seventh medal of Commonwealth Games, having previously won gold in 10m air rifle and 10m air rifle (pairs) in Melbourne in 2006 and two silvers in 50m rifle prone and 50 m rifle 3 positions and a bronze in 50m rifle prone (pairs) respectively in New Delhi in 2010, apart from the two this year.

Apart from Sawant, India’s Anjum Moudgil clinched a silver medal in the same event by finishing with a total of 455.7. The duo took India’s total medal tally to 33 on Friday morning, with 14 of them coming in shooting events – five golds, four silver and five

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