CWG 2018: Anish Bhanwala becomes India’s youngest champion, wins gold in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol

CWG 2018: Anish Bhanwala becomes India’s youngest champion, wins gold in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
Written by Abhishek Lohia

India’s youngest shooter Anish Bhanwal won a gold medal in men’s 25 meter Rapid Fire Pistol event on Friday, the ninth day of the Commonwealth Games 2018. Anish won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games and also made a new sensational record in this games. He won the 16th gold medal for India. India’s 15-year-old shooter Anish won the gold medal by getting 30 points in the final. He broke the record made by Australia’s David Chapman in the Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow in 2014. Another Indian shooter, Neeraj Kumar was disappointed in this competition, he got fifth place in this event. On his victory, Virender Sehwag congratulated the three shooters who won the medal.

Along with this, Anish Bhanwala became the first player of India to win gold at the youngest age. He broke the record of Manu Bhakar who made his way to winning gold at the age of 16 in these games. Tejaswani Sawant won the gold medal before them. Earlier, Anish and Neeraj made the final of the men’s 25 meter Rapid Fire Pistol event here on Friday. Anish achieved the first position in Qualification, while Neeraj got second place. Anish scored 286 points in the first stage with a score of 98,98,90, while in Stage 2 he scored 99, 99, 96 and registered a total of 294 and scored 580. Neeraj scored 97, 100 and 94 in Stage-1. In the Stage-2, he scored 98, 98, 92, total 298 points and making a final place with a total of 579 points.

Earlier, on the 9th day, India won two medals together, in the women’s 50-meter rifle, Tejaswini Sawant targeted gold, while India’s Anjum Maudgil achieved the silver medal. In the finals, Tejaswini secured 457.9 points with new Commonwealth record, while Anjum (455.7 points) remained in second place. The bronze medal of the competition was won by Sionide Macintosh (444.6) of Scotland.

The number of medals in Shooting for India in the year 2018 has gone up to 15, including six gold, four silver and five bronze medals. In India’s account so far, there have been 34 medals in all the sports, including 16 gold, eight silver and ten bronze medals. India is presently in number 3 position with 34 medals.


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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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