Anisa Sayyed

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Anisa Sayyed
Personal information
Born 22 September 1980 (1980-09-22) (age 37)
Wai, Maharashtra, India[1]
Height 157 cm (5 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight 90 kg (198 lb)[1]
Spouse(s) Mubarak Hussain[1]
Sport Shooting
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.[2] 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.[3]

Early life[edit]

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.[4] Her father who was a former club-level football player, used to work as a clerk at Telco.[5] Anisa developed an interest in shooting while training for the National Cadet Corps (NCC), in college.[4]


Anisa used to work for the Lady Hawabhai School as a primary teacher.[5] 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.[6] She resigned from her job after being repeatedly denied transfer to her home town (Pune).[6]

Anisha's shooting career began in 2002 under the guidance of Gani Sheikh and P.V.Inamdar.[7] Anisa won her first gold medal in the 25m pistol event while pairing with Rahi Sarnobat.[8] 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.[9]

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.[10] 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.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Anisa is married to Mubarak Khan, and the couple presently live in Faridabad district of Haryana. Satyabrata Dam is her mind trainer, who helps her constantly feel motivated.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d Anisa Sayyed.
  2. ^ Sayyed, Anisa (7 October 2010). "Double delight for Pune shooter Anisa Sayyed". Times of India. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Pistol shooter Rahi Sarnobat wins gold, Anisa Sayyed silver". IANS. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "teacher’s class act". The Indian Express. 2010-10-07. Retrieved 2017-05-13.  C1 control character in |title= at position 8 (help)
  5. ^ a b "Anisa climbs her way up to glory from a very humble beginning". Retrieved 2017-05-13. 
  6. ^ a b c "Anisa Sayyed: From ticket-checker to shooting champion |". Retrieved 2017-05-13. 
  7. ^ "Double delight for Pune shooter Anisa Sayyed - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-05-13. 
  8. ^ "CWG 2014: Pistol shooter Rahi Sarnobat wins gold, Anisa Sayyed silver". 2014-07-26. Retrieved 2017-05-13. 
  9. ^ "Commonwealth Games 2014: Pistol Shooting - Rahi Sarnobat wins gold, Anisa Sayyed silver". 2014-07-26. Retrieved 2017-05-13. 
  10. ^ "I am Still Waiting for That Promised Job: Commonwealth Games Silver Medallist Anisa Sayyed – NDTV Sports". Retrieved 2017-05-13. 
  11. ^ Marar, Nandakumar. "Hat-trick for Anisa Sayyed". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017-05-13. 

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