CWG 2018: Tejaswini Sawant Wins Gold, Anjum Moudgil Silver In Women's 50m Rifle

| April 13 , 2018 , 11:38 IST

On the 9th day of the 21st Commonwealth Games, once again Indian shooters started strongly. India's Tejaswini Sawant won a gold medal, while Anjum Moudgil Silver in the women's 50-meter rifle three-position event on Friday.

Tejaswini registered a new Games record 457.9 points to take the title. Anjum scored 455.7 and attained a silver. Seonaid McIntosh of Scotland took bronze with 444.6 points. 

The 37-year old Sawant, who is appearing in the Commonwealth Games for the third time, shot 407.3, 417.4, 437.4, 447.4, 447.4 and 457.9 in the Elimination Rounds on her way to creating the record and wining the gold.

This is Tejaswini’s seventh medal of the Commonwealth Games, having previously won gold in the 10m air rifle and 10m air rifle (pairs) in Melbourne in 2006 and two silvers in 50m rifle prone and 50 m rifle 3 positions and a bronze in 50m rifle prone (pairs) respectively in New Delhi in 2010, apart from the two this year.

Moudgil too carried on her form in CWG from the ISSF World Cup last year in Guadalaraja, Mexico, where she clinched a silver medal in the women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions event. In her debut Games, she scored totals of 406.1, 416.3, 426, 436.2, 446.6 and 455.7 in the elimination stages to get to her silver medal.

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