Name: Anish Bhanwala
Achievement: Common Wealth Games Gold Medallist
The shooting sensation Anish Bhanwala, who became the youngest Indian to win a gold medal in Commonwealth Games 2018, is all set to hit the bull’s eye in the Asian Games 2018. 15-year-old shooter comes from Haryana’s Karnal district and has been part of the National shooting team since 2017. Anish Bhanwala holds the world record of bagging maximum points in men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event.
The school going sportsperson has to skip his board exams last time to represent the country in Common Wealth Games 2018 is now ready to beat the world heavyweight shooters in Asian Games 2018. Anish’s journey to become India’s one of the best shooters started in 2013, when he represented India at U-12 Modern Pentathlon World Championship.
Anish has bagged many International titles in the junior world championships including ISSF Junior World Championship 2017 (Suhi), Common Wealth Shooting Championship 2017 (Brisbane), ISSF World Cup 2018 (Guadalajara) and ISSF Junior World Cup 2018 (Sydney).
The junior champion, who has been competing in the senior men’s category will carry India’s hopes for Gold. He belongs from a middle-class family of Haryana and no sports background. He moved to Delhi in 2014 to have the best facilities to practice and has been making the country proud with his immense achievements.
The Asian Games 2018 Indonesia or officially known as Jakarta Palembang Asian Games 2018 will be held from August 18 to September 2, 2018. The prestigious games will be held in 2 cities of Indonesia—Jakarta and Palembang.
Indian shooting squad for Asian Games 2018 Jakarta:
50 m Rifle 3 positions: Sanjeev Rajput, Akhil Sheoran
10 m Air rifle: Ravi Kumar, Deepak Kumar
300 m Standard rifle 3 positions: Harjinder Singh, Amit Kumar
10 m Air pistol: Abhishek Verma, Saurabh Chaudhary
25 m Rapid fire pistol: Shivam Shukla, Anish Bhanwala
Trap: Lakshay Sheoran, Manavjit Singh Sandh
Skeet: Sheeraz Sheikh, Angadwir Bajwa
Double trap: Ankur Mittal, Shradul Vihaan
50 m Rifle 3 positions: Anjum Moudgil, Gaayathri N
10 m Air rifle: Apurvi Chandela, Elavenil Valarivan
10 m Air pistol: Manu Bhaker, Heena Sidhu
25 m pistol: Rahi Sarnobat, Manu Bhaker
Trap: Shreyasi Singh, Seema Tomar
Skeet: Ganemat Sekhon, Rashmmi Rathore
Double trap: Shreyasi Singh, Varsha Varman
10 m Air rifle mixed: Ravi Kumar, Apurvi Chandela
10 m Air pistol mixed: Abhishek Verma, Manu Bhaker
Trap mixed: Lakshay Sheoran, Shreyasi Singh