ISSF World Cup Cario: Anish Bhanwala makes India proud, bags rapid-fire bronze

ISSF World Cup Cario: Anish Bhanwala on Thursday won the bronze medal in the rapid fire pistol event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol in Cairo, Egypt. (ISSF World Cup Cario)

India, which has dominated the competition with four gold medals, won its third bronze medal to maintain its lead in the medals table. Anish had to go through an extended shoot-off in the semifinals to overcome Yan Chesnel of France 11-9 for a berth in the medal round after qualifying with 581.

ISSF World Cup Cario

Massimo Spinella of Italy won gold by defeating Clement Bessaguet (589) of France 32-30.

It was also his first senior individual World Cup stage gold, and he got it the hard way, surviving three shoot-offs en route to what will be a watershed moment in the 20-year-career. old’s Massimo Spinella of Italy won the medal match with 32 hits, defeating World Championship silver medalist Clement Bessaguet of France, who fell short by two hits after 40 shots.

Anish finished in third place after 30 shots and 21 hits. He did, however, ensure that German Olympic champion Christian Reitz was denied a medal when he was knocked out after 20 shots and 13 hits.

Anish’s efforts ensured that India finished the Cairo World Cup with seven medals, four of which were gold.

Who is Anish Bhanwala?

Anish Bhanwala is an Indian pistol shooter. He is from Karnal Haryana and competes in the 25 meter rapid fire pistol, 25 meter pistol, and 25 meter standard pistol events. Anish joined the Indian Shooting Team in 2017.

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