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
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
Father – Ravindra Sawant
Mother – Sunita
Siblings –Anuradha Pitre & Vijaymala Gavali
Tejaswini Sawant Husband – Sameer Darekar
Lesser Known Facts
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.