After a lot of hits and misses, Tejaswini Sawant has finally realised her dream of representing India at the prestigious Tokyo Olympics 2020. Sawant is the oldest women shooter in the Indian squad this year. She started her journey back in 2001, soon she started competing in championships under the guidance of her coach Jaisingh Kusale. Sawant hails from Kolhapur, Maharashtra. She will be competing in the women’s 50m rifle 3 position event at Tokyo Olympics 2020
During the ISSF World Championships 2010, Munich, Sawant created history by winning India’s first gold in women’s event at the world championship.
2011, she was awarded the prestigious Arjuna award. Tejaswini has a successful career, as she clinched a plethora of medals at Commonwealth Games and Asian Championships. However, even after her consistent performances, she missed out on Olympic berths by a whisker in 2008 and 2012. She has won gold at the South Asian Sports Federation Games in 2004.
She won a silver and two bronze medals in 2010 Commonwealth Games (New Delhi) in 50m rifle prone, 50m rifle 3 position and 50m rifle prone (pairs) categories.With years of experience and her hunger for the Olympic medal, Sawant is one of the favourites to clinch a medal this year