Tejaswini wins with a world record


New Delhi: Tejaswini Sawant became the first Indian woman shooter to be crowned a world champion when she won the 50m rifle prone event with a world record 597 in the 50th world shooting championship in Munich on August 8.

The 29-year-old Tejaswini shot a series of 100, 100, 100, 99, 99 and 99 to pip Joanna Ewa Nowakowska of Poland, who also equaled the world record with a 597, with a better tally of inner tens, 41 to 39.

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