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Commonwealth Games 2018: CWG 2018: Shooting silver for Tejaswini Sawant lifts India’s medal tally to 25 | Commonwealth Games News

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NEW DELHI: Tejaswini Sawant has won silver in the finals of the women’s 50m rifle prone, finishing behind Singapore’s Martina Lindsay Veloso. Her medal on Thursday at the Belmont Shooting Centre is India’s 25th, and with Neeraj Kumar and teenage pistol sensation Anish Bhanwala placed first and third respectively after Stage 1 of qualifying in the men’s 25pm rapid fire pistol event, India looks in line for more shooting medals.

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This is the sixth CWG medal for 37-year-old Sawant, following two golds in 2006 and a pair of silvers and a bronze in 2010.

In the 20-member finals, Sawant shot series of 102.1, 102.4, 103.3, 102.8, 103.7 and 104.7 for a total of 618.9. Winning gold was Veloso with a Games record total of 621, and bronze was claimed by Scotland’s Seonaid McIntosh who tallied 618.1

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Anjum Moudgil, the other Indian to reach the women’s 50m rifle prone finals, finished 16th with a total score of 602.2.

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.

Updated: April 12, 2018 — 4:30 am

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