CWG 2018 double medal winner Tejaswini Sawant visits Army’s Artificial Limb Centre, dedicates win to slain soldier
Ace shooter Tejaswini Sawant, who won back-to-back gold and silver medals at the recently-held Commonwealth Games in Australia, had given strict instructions to her husband, Sameer Darekar, and other family members to tone down celebrations over her victory. Sawant, 38, had just received news about the tragic death of Jawan Kiran Thorat, who was killed in firing by the Pakistan Army at Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch.
Tejaswini, who dedicated her medals to the martyr, said, “I didn’t know him… but he hailed from Aurangabad and was only 22 years old”. At the Commonwealth Games, Tejaswini not only bagged the gold in the 50 m Rifle 3, she also won a silver medal in the women’s 50 m rifle prone event.
Before she leaves for Changwon in South Korea to face her next challenge at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup, which will start on April 20, Tejaswini said she decided “to seek the blessings” of Army personnel.
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