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Anish, Anjum, Tejaswini swell India’s medals tally

Gold Coast, April 13: Shooter Anish Bhanwala created history by becoming the youngest Indian gold medallist while Anjum Moudgil and Tejaswini Sawant clinched silver and gold respectively in the women’s 50 metre Rifle 3 Positions Final at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Friday.
After the ninth day, 15 medals have come from the shooters (six gold, four silver and five bronze).
The disappointments of the day were Kynan Chenai and Manavjit Sandhu, who finished a lowly sixth and 21st after the first day of qualifications in the men’s trap shooting competition.
Tejaswini and Anjum have won gold and silver respectively in the Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions.
Tejaswini registered a new Games record 457.9 points to take the title. Anjum scored 455.7. Seonaid McIntosh of Scotland took bronze with 444.6.
Earlier, Anjum clinched the top spot in the qualification standings with a CWG record of 589 points. Sawant qualified at the third position with a score of 582.
In the men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event, Anish fired a new meet record to win gold.
Anish scored 30 points in the finals to finish two points ahead of Australia’s Sergei Evglevski. Sam Gowin of England scored 17 to take the bronze medal.
Neeraj Kumar, the other Indian in the fray, finished fifth in the six-man final with a score of 13.
The 15-year-old Anish is India’s youngest ever gold medallist at the CWG.
Coached by former India star Jaspal Rana, the Haryana lad has been going through a superb run of form in recent months. He had set a new junior world record of 579 out of a possible 600 on his way to the gold medal in 25m standard pistol at the at the 2017 ISSF Junior World Championships in Suhl, Germany. IANS