CWG 2018: Tejaswini wins silver in women's 50m rifle prone
(Sourced from PTI)
The seasoned Tejaswini Sawant brought her years of experience into play en route to claiming silver in the women's 50m rifle prone event of the 21st Commonwealth Games today. Tejaswini shot 102.1, 102.4, 103.3, 102.8, 103.7, 104.6 for a cumulative score of 618.9 over six series to claim her sixth CWG medal. Meanwhile, young shooter Anjum Moudgil finished a lowly 16th with 602.2.
Singapore's rifle ace Martina Lindsay Veloso won the gold medal with a Games record 621.0, while Seonaid Mcintosh of Scotland bagged the bronze with 618.1 at the Belmont Shooting centre.
A gold medallist at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in 10m air rifle singles and pairs with Avneet Kaur Sidhu events, Tejaswini is also the first Indian to clinch a gold in the world championship in 2010. In the Commonwealth Games 2010, the Kohlapur-born shooter had won silver in 50m rifle prone singles and bronze in 50m rifle prone pairs along with Meena Kumari.
The 37-year-old former world champion was placed second after four series even as Moudgil faced elimination. Tejaswini 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.