CWG 2018: India gets 16th gold, Anish Bhanwala wins in mens shooting

Anish-Bhanwala

NEW DELHI: 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. In a sensational CWG debut at the Belmont Shooting Centre, the teenage pistol sensation – who this year was awarded Emerging Player of the Year at the Times of India Sports Awards (TOISA) – entered the six-man men’s 25m rapid fire pistol finals having topped the…

NEW DELHI: 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.

In a sensational CWG debut at the Belmont Shooting Centre, the teenage pistol sensation – who this year was awarded Emerging Player of the Year at the Times of India Sports Awards (TOISA) – 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 medallist at the CWG.

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