Rising shooter Anish Bhanwala secured India a third individual gold medal at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney today when the 15-year-old finished atop the podium in men’s 25-meter rapid fire pistol.
Having qualified for the final with the highest score, Bhanwala prevailed over two of his India teammates – Anhad Jawanda and Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu – and three Chinese participants in the medal round. India are now placed second in the overall standings with 15 medals, comprising six gold, three silver and six bronze.
India are behind China but ahead of top shooting nations such as Italy and hosts Australia.
China secured the gold medal and set a new junior world record with 1733 points, while India’s Bhanwala, Jawanda and Adarsh Singh took silver.
The bronze medal was awarded to another Indian team comprising Sandhu, Japtyesh Singh Jaspal and Mandeep Singh.