Women shooters Tejaswini Sawant and Lajja Goswami continued India’s medal rush on the second day of the Commonwealth Games, winning the silver medal in pairs 50m rifle 3 position at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range on 5.10.2010.
Tejaswini and Goswami totalled an impressive 1143 in prone, standing and kneeling stage, but still finished six points behind gold medallist Aqilah Sudhir and Xiang Wei Jasmine Ser of Singapore, who totalled 1149. Scotland’s Kay Copland and Jen Mcintosh (1142) settled for the bronze medal.
Tejaswini, the first woman shooter to win a world championship gold, scored 575 (prone 194, standing 190, kneeling 191) while Lajja totalled 568, including a 193 in prone, but she fell behind in standing and kneeling stage, managing scores of 188 and 187.
Singapore’s Aqilah totalled 581, after a solid 199 in prone, and a 190 and 192 in standing and kneeling stage, while Xiang Wei managed 568 (prone 194, standing and kneeling 187).
This was Tejaswini’s second medal in a major competition in two months, after her gold medal triumph at the World Championships in Munich in August, 2010.
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