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CWG 2018: Tejaswini Sawant Wins Silver Medal In Women’s 50m Rifle, Wrestler Sushil Kumar In Final

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| April 12 , 2018 , 12:51 IST

Indian shooter Tejaswini Sawant won a silver medal in the women’s 50m rifle event at Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast on Thursday.

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. Young Anjum Moudgil, the other Indian shooter in the fray, finished a lowly 16th with 602.2.

The 37-year-old former world champion was placed second after four series even as Moudgil faced elimination. She 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.

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A veteran of the sport, Tejaswini was a gold medallist at the Commonwealth Games in 2006 and also was the first Indian to clinch a gold medal in world championships in 2010.

Meanwhile, wrestler Sushil Kumar made his way into the final of men’s 74kg category on Wednesday. Babita Kumari, Rahul Aware are the other two wrestlers who will also be competing to win the gold medal in their respective weight class in wrestling.