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Commonwealth Games 2018: Tejaswini wins gold, Moudgil bags silver in 50m rifle shooting

Anjum Moudgil and Tejaswini Sawant of India pose during the medal ceremony for the Women’s 50m rifle 3 positions event  

The seasoned Tejaswini Sawant shattered the games record en route to winning the gold medal while Anjum Moudgil bagged silver in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions event, as Indian shooters set the stage ablaze in the 21st Commonwealth Games on Friday.

In a 1-2 finish for India, the 37-year-old Sawant shot a CWG record 457.9 in the event’s finals, while Moudgil aggregated 455.7 at the Belmont Shooting Centre.

Scotland’s Seonaid Mcintosh won bronze 444.6.

This is the seventh CWG medal for Tejaswini, following two golds in 2006, a pair of silvers and a bronze in 2010 and as silver in women’s 50m rifle prone in the ongoing edition yesterday.

On the other hand, the 24-year-old Moudgil has tasted her first success in these Games while making her maiden appearance.

While Sawant again brought all her years of experience into play in the finals, Moudgil showed resilience while making fine recovery after finishing a disappointing 16 in prone.

In the qualification, Moudgil had shattered the CWG Qualifying record by a significant margin. Her 589 (196 in kneeling, 199 in prone and 194 in standing) ensures she finished at the top in qualifying.

While Sawant shot 582 (194, 196, 192) to finish third in qualifying.

The Kolhapur-born Tejaswini had earlier equalled the world record after winning gold in the Munich World Championships in 2010 in the 50m rifle prone.

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