Tejaswani Sawant wins World Championship gold

August 8th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Tejaswini Sawant became the first Indian woman shooter to win a gold at the World Championships with a world-record equalling score in the 50m rifle prone event in Munich.
Tejaswini shot 597 (100,100,100,99,99,99) and was tied with Polish shooter Ewa Joanna Nowakowska, but was declared winner with a better perfect score tally of 41, according to information received here.

The Indian equalled the world record set by Marina Bobkova of Russia in 1998.

Olga Dovgun of Kazakhstan won the bronze with a sore of 596.

Tejaswini, 29, won two gold medals in the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in the air rifle event.

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