Born on 12th September 1980, Tejaswini Sawant is a professionalIndianShooter who predominantly participates in 50mrifle category. She started practising her sport under the guidance of Jaisingh Kusale and has won numerous accolades at both national and international stages in rifle shooting.
Here are some of her major achievements:-
2004- Tejaswini won a gold medal at the South Asian Sports Federation Games, convened in Islamabad.
2006- Tejaswini Sawant won a goldmedal in 10m air rifle pairs and 10m air rifle category at the Commonwealth Games which were held in Melbourne.
2010- She became the first Indian female shooter to win a gold medal at the World Championships, held in Munich. Sawant also bagged twosilvermedals and a bronzemedal at the CommonwealthGames in 50m rifle categories.
2011- Received the prestigious Arjuna Award by the Government of India for her astounding performances in shooting
2018- Bagged a gold and a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games of 2018,in 50 m rifle 3 positions and 50 m rifle prone events
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Won four gold medals in 100m, 200m, Long Jump and 4x100m relay at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany
Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1976 by President Gerald Ford
Inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1970
Awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President George H.W.Bush in 1990