Further Personal Information
||Husband Sameer Darekar
||Humanities - Shivaji University: Kolhapur, IND
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She began shooting at age 13 at a range in Dudhali, India.
|Why this sport?
||She was encouraged to take up the sport by her mother.
|Name of coach
||Kuheli Gangulee [personal], IND
||Right eye, right hand
||South Asian Games
||Teju (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 10 Aug 2010)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Winning gold in the 50m rifle prone event at the 2010 World Championships in Munich, Germany. (gc2018.com, 05 Nov 2017)
|Hero / Idol
||Russian shooter Lyubov Galkina. (gc2018.com, 05 Nov 2017)
|Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
||She listens to calming music before she competes. (dnaindia.com, 10 Aug 2010)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"The more problems you face in pursuit of your dreams, the more delightful your success becomes." (ndtv.com, 08 Aug 2010)
|Awards and honours
||In 2011 she received the Arjuna Award from the government of India. (veethi.com, 30 Dec 2012)
||Her mother Sunita Sawant has played cricket and volleyball at state level in India. (newschoupal.com, 09 Aug 2010)
||To win a medal at the Olympic Games. (gc2018.com, 05 Nov 2017)
She became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in any shooting discipline at a world championships, when she claimed victory in the 50m rifle prone event at the 2010 edition of the tournament in Munich, Germany. (bbc.com, 09 Aug 2010; SportsDeskOnline, 18 Apr 2018)