On Thursday, India won its 16th gold medal in CWG 2018 and with that, the country gets its youngest ever gold Medalist of CWG, Anish Bhanwale. The 15-year-old boy hails from Haryana and created the history by wining against the Australia’s Sergei Evglevski in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event.
By winning the title of the youngest ever gold Medalist, the Haryana shooter surpassed team mate Manu Bhaker, who has won the gold earlier this week in the 10m air rifle finals. Anish scored a mark of 30 and created a new game record.
He is no way different form the other school going children but his passion for the sport and continuous hard work makes him to stand out. From skipping his board exams which luckily, he gave afterwards with prior permission to snatching away the extra time after the studies, he makes out the best possible results.
Coming from the entirely different family background, the young shooter showed nerves of steel. His father is an advocate in Karnal but had given up the practice three years ago to ensure his child’s better future.
Japal said, “Senior shooters saw them at the trials in Kerala in 2015 and were very impressed. They said Anish could do well in the future internationally because he has world-class technique. I enrolled them in shooting training and after that I am totally focussed, 24-hours on the kids”.
When asked about pending exams to Anish, he said, “Pure saal padhai kam hui hain, (I have not studied a lot in the last year. But now I have tuitions in last 10-12 days, one and half hour in the morning and evening”.
Anish is now an inspiration for his sibling Muskaan who also possess the same passion.
Virendra Sehwag tweeted on the achievement of the new record and sent his heartiest congratulation to the youngest ever gold Medalist of CWG 2018.
Unbelievable- #AnishBhanwala at just 15 years of age wins a Gold in 25 m rapid pistol. Congratulations Anish.
Also many congratulations to#TejaswiniSawant for the GOLD 🥇 & #AnjumMoudgil for the SILVER🥈in Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions event. #GC2018 pic.twitter.com/VcvTpOKjkD
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 13, 2018