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Tejaswini Sawant Shooter Biography [Age Height Caste]

Tejaswini Sawant Shooter Biography [Age Height Caste Family Marriage Marathi]

Tejaswini Sawant who had recently earned her Fame in the CWGs 2018 Gold coast is an Indian Shooter. She was the part of the team representing India for the Common Wealth Games 2018 held at the Gold Coast. She belongs to the state of Maharashtra. She is believed to be from her home town from the Kolhapur District of the state. Tejaswini is a professional Shooter and participated in the same sporting event at the CWGs. She also managed to win a number of other championships to her credit while being nominated for the country.

Tejaswini Sawant Shooter

NameTejaswini Sawant
Date of Birth12th September 1980
Age 37 years
Home Town Kolhapur – Maharashtra
Family Information
Fathers NameLate Ravindra Sawant
Mothers NameSunita Sawant
Sisters NameVijaymala Gavai

Anuradha Pitre

Career Information
SponsorOlympic Gold Quest
CoachKuheli Ganguly
ProfessionSports Department – Special Duty
Medal Records
World ChampionshipsMunich – 2010-50 m rifle- Gold
World CupMunich- 2009- 50 m rifle- Bronze
CWGsGold Coast- 2018-50 m rifle-Gold

Melbourne- 2006-10m rifle-Gold

Melbourne-2006-10 m rifle-single-Gold

Delhi-2010-50 me rifle-Silver

Delhi-2010-50m rifle prone-Silver

Delhi-50m rifle-pairs-Bronze

 Personal and family information

Tejaswini Sawant represents the country as a Shooter from India participating in the air rifle sports. She was born in Kolhapur District in Maharashtra state on 12th September 1980. Her father has been serving the Indian Navy as a naval ranked officer by post. Her mothers name is Sunita Sawant and has been a house wife. Tejaswini Sawant is one amongst the three sisters to her parents. On 2010 February Tejaswini had to face the fact of loosing her father on account of his death.

In the initial days, Tejaswini was coached by Jaisingh Kausale in the Kolhapur district. Presently she also received her training for CWGs in assistance of her personal coach Kuheli Gangulee.

Tejaswini is currently employed as a special designated officer with the Sports department. She is currently married to Sameer Darekar, Builder and Social figure by profession.


  • In South Asian Events – for 9th Federation games, she had also represented the country. The events were organized on 2004 in Islamabad- Pakistan in which Tejaswini managed to win the country Gold medal in her sport.
  • CWGs – 2006 – For this event Tejaswini was also selected by the Country to represent India. In Melbourne events Tejaswini managed to win the country Gold medals. She participated in the 10 m rifles events for women category. She had paired with Avneet Kaur Sidhu at the games.
  • World cup and Championships ISSF – In 2009 Munich World Championships, Tejasiwni won the Bronze while again in 2010 championships she participated in 50 m rifle and won. She became the first Indian women to win the Gold medal and championship.
  • CWGs – 2010 – In Delhi CWGs, she participated in 50 m rifles and was awarded with Silver. When paired with Meena Kumari for the same event she won a Bronze at 50 m pairs rifle events. She was also awarded with Silver pairing with Rajkumari Goswami. She held the third position in the events.
  • CWGs 2018 – Tejaswini also had participated in the 2018 CWGs events and managed to win the 50 m rifles Gold medal for the country.


Tejaswini Sawant was also awarded by the Government of India with the Arjun Awards, which is a high ranked award offered to the sports person in the country for their contributions. She was awarded in the year 2011.


With so many medals to her credit, Tejaswini Sawant has already proved that women are equally better in sporting events as compared to men. With her love for her sport it is obvious that she has a bright future with the game.

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