CWG 2018: Anish Bhanwal made history, won gold medal at just 15 years of age
Indian shooter Anish Bhanwal made history by winning the men’s 25 meter rapid fire pistol gold medal on Friday 9th day of Commonwealth Games. Only 15-year-old Anish is the youngest gold medal winner in the Commonwealth Games. He is participating for the first time in this tournament. Not only that, they also made records.Earlier, India’s Tejaswini Sawant won gold medal in the women’s 50 meter rifle three-position event. He made a record of Commonwealth Games by getting 457.9. Silver Medal of this event was also the name of India. Anjum Mudgal stood second with 455.7 score. This is the 15th gold medal of India.
In the final, Anish achieved 30 points. He broke the record created by Australia’s David Chapman in the Commonwealth Games held in Glasso-2014. Although Neeraj Kumar has been disappointed at this event He stayed at number 5.
Anish broke Manu Bhake’s record of winning the gold medal at the youngest of Commonwealth Games. Manu, 16, made this record by winning gold this time. Earlier, Anish and Neeraj made the final of the men’s 25 meter Rapid Fire Pistol event here on Friday. When Anish achieved the first position in the qualification, Neeraj did the second place.
Anish scored 286 points in the Stage-1 with 98,98,90, while in Stage 2 he scored 99, 99, 96, scoring 294 points and a total of 580. Neeraj scored 97, 100, and 94 in Stage 1, while in the Stage-2, he scored 988, 98, 92 and took 298 points and finished with a total of 579 points.