At 15, Anish Bhanwala wins gold and creates history
Apr 14 2018
He achieved the feat when he stormed his way into the gold medal with a Games record in the men's 25m rapid fire pistol event at the Belmont Shooting Centre. As far as women's 68kg is concerned, Divya Kakran bagged a bronze.
In second position is England with 31 gold, 34 silver, 34 bronze; India is in third spot with 17 gold, 11 silver, 14 bronze and Canada is fourth on 14 gold, 34 silver and 26 bronze.
By winning the gold, Anish bettered team-mate Manu Bhaker, who had become the youngest Indian Commonwealth Games gold medallist earlier this week when she emerged champion in the 10m air rifle finals. But there was disappointment from the hockey field with the Indian men losing their semi final match to New Zealand.
On the badminton court, gold medal contenders Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidmabi Srikanth and HS Prannoy all registered straight-game victories and remained on course for the final. On the other hand, Manoj Kumar and Hussamuddin Mohammed picked up bronze medals as they bowed out in their semifinal bouts.
The 24-year-old from Haryana dominated the proceedings against Wales' Kane Charig to register an emphatic 10-0 win to claim India's 16th gold medal on the eighth day of the Games at the Carrara Sports Arena.