Participants

Tejaswini SAWANT

Tejaswini SAWANT
    Shooting
Birth Date:  12 Sep 1980
Place of Birth:  Kolhapur
Country of birth:  IND
Age:  37
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  158
Weight (Kg):  63

Events and Medals


Tejaswini SAWANT - Records

Record Event Mark Date Location
GR Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Finals 457.9 13 April, 2018 Gold Coast (AUS)

Tejaswini SAWANT - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 12 Apr 14:00
Gold Medal Event Women's 50m Rifle Prone Finals
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 8:30
Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Qualification
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 11:30
Gold Medal Event Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Finals
Finished

Legend

GR: Commonwealth Games Record

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRank
2010 Delhi, IND 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women 9
2010 Delhi, IND Pairs 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women 3
2010 Delhi, IND 50m Rifle Prone Women 2
2010 Delhi, IND Pairs 50m Rifle Prone Women 3
2006 Melbourne, AUS 10m Air Rifle Women 1
2006 Melbourne, AUS Pairs 10m Air Rifle Women 1

World Championships
YearLocationEventRank
2010 Munich, GER 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women 60
2010 Munich, GER 50m Rifle Prone Women 1
2006 Zagreb, CRO 10m Air Rifle Women 23

Nickname: Teju (Athlete, 5 Nov 2017)
Previous names: Tejaswini RAVINDRA (issf-sports.org, 21 Nov 2017)
Hobbies

Reading, music (issf-sports.org, 21 Nov 2017)


Occupation: Deputy director (Athlete, 5 Nov 2017)
Education: Arts at Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India
Languages spoken: Hindi, English, Marathi
Coach

PERSONAL: Kuheli GANGULEE (IND) (Athlete, 5 Nov 2017)


Position style: Right hand, right eye
Reason: â€œMy mother Sunita always wanted me to pursue the sport - then I started loving it.â€? (Athlete, 5 Nov 2017)
Ambition: "To be part of the Olympic team and win a medal for the country." (Athlete, 5 Nov 2017)
Memorable: Winning 50m rifle prone, equalling the world record at the 2010 ISSF World Championships in Munich, Germany. (Athlete, 5 Nov 2017)
Hero: Olympic champion shooter Lioubov GALKINA (RUS). (Athlete, 5 Nov 2017)
Influence: Coach Kuheli GANGULEE. “She has been the most supportive person, even when I am not doing well.â€? (Athlete, 5 Nov 2017)
Ritual: â€œJust make sure that I am not tiring myself.â€? (Athlete, 5 Nov 2017)
Additional information

COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Won two gold, in 10m air rifle individual and pairs, on Commonwealth Games debut at Melbourne 2006. At Delhi 2010, claimed two silver and a bronze. (thecgf.com, 21 Nov 2017)

NUMBER ONE
First Indian female shooter to clinch world championships gold medal, winning 50m rifle prone with a world record-equalling score in Munich, Germany, in 2010. "I was not thinking about a medal or a world record. Having got both, I can't even explain how I am feeling. It's just amazing." (ndtv.com, 8 Aug 2010)

SUPPORT
When she began practising at a small shooting range in the Dudhali area with minimum facilities at age 13, parents raised loans to support her. Funds fell short, so SAWANT and her late father Ravindra knocked on every door to put together money to buy a rifle in 2001. Her mother Sunita said: "Money or family position do not make one successful. Talent, determination and hard work do. We gave her these values and she has proved us right." (indiatimes.com, 10 Aug 2010)



Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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