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Tejaswini Sawant Shooting: Age, Husband, Medals, Arjuna Award, Asian Games, Olympics

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Tejaswini Sawant Born on 12 September 1980, Tejaswini Sawant is an Indian shooter who has won four Gold, three Silver and two Bronze medals while representing India at various competitions. She hails from Kolhapur, Maharashtra and is training under personal coach – Kuheli Gangulee.

Tejaswini was born to Ravindra Sawant, an officer in Indian Navy, and Sunita, a housemaker. She has two younger sisters Anuradha Pitre and Vijaymala Gavali. Both of them are married.

She started her practising under the coaching of Jaisingh Kusale in Kolhapur and now trains under a personal coach. Tejaswini lost his father in February 2010. Tejaswini was also appointed as officer on special duty (OSD) in the sports department. She got married on 11 Feb 2016 with well known Social Figure and Builder by profession Sameer Darekar of Pune.

Born: 12 September 1980

Tejaswini Sawant Age: 40 years

From: Kolhapur, Maharashtra


Tejaswini Sawant Medals and Achievements

Tejaswini Sawant World Championships

  • Gold medal in 2010 Munich in 50 m rifles prone event

Tejaswini Sawant World Cup

  • Bronze medal in 2009 Munich in 50 m rifle 3 positions

Commonwealth Games

  • Gold medal in 2006 Melbourne in 10 m air rifle pairs event
  • Gold medal in 2006 Melbourne in 10 m air rifle event
  • Gold medal in 2018 Gold Coast in 50 m rifle 3 positions
  • Silver medal in 2010 Delhi in 50 m rifle 3 positions pairs event
  • Silver medal in 2010 Delhi in 50 m rifle prone event
  • Silver medal in 2018 Gold Coast in 50 m rifle prone event
  • Bronze medal in 2010 Delhi in 50 m rifle prone pairs event

Tejaswini Sawant Arjuna Award

  • Tejaswini received the Arjuna award on 29 August 2011

Family Members:

Father – Ravindra Sawant

Mother – Sunita

Siblings –Anuradha Pitre & Vijaymala Gavali

Tejaswini Sawant Husband – Sameer Darekar


Lesser Known Facts

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  • Tejaswini was also appointed as officer on special duty (OSD) in the sports department.
  • Tejaswini represented India at the 9th South Asian Sports Federation Games in 2004 in Islamabad where she helped India win the gold medal.
  • On 8 August 2010, Tejaswini became the World Champion in the 50m Rifle Prone event in Munich, Germany.
  • She was the first Indian woman shooter to win a gold medal at the World Championships with a world-record equaling score in the 50 m Rifle Prone event.
Akshay Singh

An ardent sports enthusiast who likes to write in such a manner so that the readers could relate themselves and feel the passion of the game.

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