Commonwealth Games 2018: Anish Bhanwala creates history, becomes the youngest Indian to win Gold

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Anish Bhanwala with the Gold medal. Image: Twitter


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Another fascinating day for India in Commonwealth Games 2018 15-year-old Anish Bhanwala creates history to become the youngest to win a Gold medal for India.

India’s sporting contingent at the ongoing 2018 Commonwealth Games has surpassed the gold medal tally achieved four years ago in Glasgow, with 15-year-old Anish Bhanwala winning the country’s 16th gold on Friday.

n a sensational CWG debut at the Belmont Shooting Centre, the teenage pistol sensation -entered the six-man men’s 25m rapid fire pistol finals having topped the second stage of qualification with a total score of 580-22x, and then shot a Games record score of 30 to win the finals and become the youngest Indian gold medalist at the CWG.

Facing stiff competition from 20-year-old Australian shooter Sergei Evglevski and 28-year-old Sam Gowin of England, young Anish held his nerve and kept his focus through eight rounds to emerge on top. With a total of 28, Evglevski took silver and Gowin bronze with 17.

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