January 19, 2021
Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 News Shooting

Anish Bhanwala becomes the youngest Indian athlete to win gold in Commonwealth Games

Anish Bhanwala claims gold in men's 25m rapid fire pistol event at Gold Coast CWG. 

Indian shooters continued to bring laurels even on the ninth day as 15-year-old Anish Bhanwala claims gold in men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event at Gold Coast CWG. 

The young Indian broke the Commonwealth Games record with a score of 30 to win the final and became the youngest athlete of the country to bag the gold at the prestigious quadrennial event. The Khelo India School Games champion finished two points ahead of Australia’s Sergei Evglevski, who posted a score of 28 to take the silver medal. Sam Gowin of England settled for bronze with a total of 17 points.

Neeraj Kumar, the other Indian in contention, slipped as the finals progressed and finished at the fourth spot with a score of 15. Earlier, he made a second-place finish during stage two of qualification with 579-14x in men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event at Gold Coast CWG. .

Earlier, India’s Tejaswini Sawant won a gold medal after shooting a CWG record total of 457.9 in the finals of the women’s 50m Rifle 3 position event for her second medal at the ongoing Games. Anjum Moudgil finished second and bagged silver with a score of 455.7.

India’s medal tally at the Games has now increased to 34 including 16 gold, eight silver and 10 bronze.

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