Former World Champion Tejaswini Sawant continued to assert her prowess in rifle prone event by bagging the gold in the Grand Prix in Munich,
a prelude to the World Cup, on Wednesday.
It was a revival of old memories for Tejaswini as she had won the World Championship gold in prone in 2010 in Munich. She had recently won gold in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.
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Tejaswini shot 621.4 to pip compatriot Anjum Moudgil by 0.2 point. Anjum was 0.1 point ahead of Austria's Olivia Hofmann.
In men’s rifle prone event, which has recently been taken off the Olympic competition list, Chain Singh bagged the silver after finishing one point behind former Olympic and World champion Matthew Emmons of the U.S.
It was a chance for the prone experts to revive the nostalgia of an event which had served as the basic foundation for the shooting aspirants.
The World Cup will open with women’s air rifle and 25-metre sports pistol events on Thursday. The men will have elimination rounds for 50-metre rifle 3-position event.
Men: 50m rifle prone: 1. Matthew Emmons (US) 628.9; 2. Chain Singh 627.9; 3. Oleh Tsarkov (Ukr) 626.5; 32. Gagan Narang 621.7; 34.
Sanjeev Rajput 621.2.
Women: 50m rifle prone: 1. Tejaswini Sawant 621.4; 2. Anjum Moudgil 621.2; 3. Olivia Hofmann (Aut) 621.1; 9. Shreya Saksena 619.1;
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