|Born||22 September 1980 (age 36)
Wai, Maharashtra, India
|Height||157 cm (5 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||90 kg (198 lb)|
|Event(s)||25 meter pistol|
Anisa Sayyed (born 22 September 1980) is an Indian female pistol shooter who won two gold medals in 2010 Commonwealth Games. She also won a gold medal at the SAF games in 2006. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, she won a silver in the 25 m event.
Originally belonging to Khadki, in the Satara district of Pune, Anisa is the daughter of Abdul Hameed Sayyed and is the youngest of four siblings. Her father who was a former club-level football player, used to work as a clerk at Telco. Anisa developed an interest in shooting while training for the National Cadet Corps (NCC), in college.
Anisa used to work for the Lady Hawabhai School as a primary teacher. She later started working for the Indian Railways as a Ticket-Collector on the busy Mumbai-Pune Railway route at Vile Parle railway station of Maharashtra. She resigned from her job after being repeatedly denied transfer to her home town (Pune).
Anisha's shooting career began in 2002 under the guidance of Gani Sheikh and P.V.Inamdar. Anisa won her first gold medal in the 25m pistol event while pairing with Rahi Sarnobat. She also won the silver medal in the women's 25 metre pistol event of the Commonwealth Games at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre near Glasgow on June 26, 2014.
Anisa won the individual gold medal with a score of 776.5 at the Commonwealth Games itself. She also won the gold medal in SAF games in 2006. In 2014, she won the silver medal for the 25-metre pistol shooting at the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow. Anisa is supported by Anglian Medal Hunt Company.
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