Shooter Tejaswini Sawant breaks CWG record to clinch gold

Gold Coast: Indian shooters are on a roll at the ongoing Commonwealth Games and Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil further signalled India’s dominance by landing gold and silver respectively in the finals of Women’s 50m Rifle 3 here on Friday.

Also, Tejaswini broke a Commonwealth Games record with a best score of 457.9. On the other hand, Anjum finished second with a score of 455.7.

On the ninth day of the Games, the 37-year-old Tejaswini brought her years of experience into play as she shot 407.3, 417.4, 427.4, 437.4, 447.4 and 457.9 over six series in the finals to clinch her seventh Commonwealth medal.

Scotland’s Seonaid Mcintosh settled for a bronze medal after posting a score of 444.6.

Yesterday, Tejaswini won a silver medal in the women’s 50m rifle prone event.

This is India’s sixth gold medal in shooting. So far, it has won five silver and five bronze with a total of 16 medals in the discipline alone.

Meanwhile, in Table Tennis, Pooja Sahasrabudhe and Sutirtha Mukherjee lost 0-3 against Tianwei Feng and Mengyu Yu of Singapore in Women’s Doubles Semifinal 1. Mouma Das and Manika Batra also reached the finals of the Women’s Doubles event, assuring another medal for India.

In wrestling, Divya Kakran eased through the semifinals of Women’s Freestyle 68 kg, while Bajrang Punia entered the men’s freestyle 65 kg semifinals with an emphatic win over Nigeria’s Amas Daniel.

In athletics, India has qualified for the final of Men’s 4 x 400m.

In squash, Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal defeated Samantha Cornett and Nikki Todd of Canada to advance to Women’s Doubles semifinals.

India currently stands third in the medal tally with a total of 33 medals, including 15 gold, eight silver and ten bronze.