India rifle shooter Tejaswini Sawant bagged gold in the Women’s 50m Rifle Prone event, on the opening day of competition at the year’s fourth and final International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol stage, being staged at Munich’s Olympic Shooting Range.
The win comes on back of her gold at the recently concluded Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Tejaswini shot 621.4 to pip compatriot Anjum Moudgil, who shot 621.2 to win silver in the event.
It was a good day at the office for India as as Chain Singh also won silver in the Men’s 50m Rifle Prone event, shooting a score of 627.9 to finish behind USA’s Matthew Emmons, who took Gold with a score of 628.9.
Shreya Saxena finished ninth in the Women’s Prone event with a score of 619.1 while in the Men’s event, Gagan Narang and Sanjeev Rajput shot scores of 621.7 and 621.2 to end in 32nd and 34th positions respectively.
Thursday will see the first of the 10 Olympic event finals, with the Women’s 10m Air Rifle final scheduled on the day. The trio of Apurvi Chandela, Mehuli Ghosh and Anjum Moudgil will spearhead India’s challenge in the event.