Anish Bhanwala

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Anish Bhanwala
Personal information
Born (2002-09-26) September 26, 2002 (age 16)
Karnal,Haryana, India
ResidenceKarnal,Haryana, India
Alma materSt. Theresa's Convent Sr. Sec. School
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Event(s)25 meter rapid fire pistol, 25 meter pistol, and 25 meter standard pistol

Anish Bhanwala is an Indian Shooter. He is from Karnal Haryana who competes in the 25 meter rapid fire pistol, 25 meter pistol, and 25 meter standard pistol events. Anish has been a part of the Indian Shooting Team since 2017. He has represented India at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, ISSF Junior World Championship 2017 (Suhl), Commonwealth Shooting Championships 2017 (Brisbane), World Shooting Championships 2018(Korea) and numerous ISSF Senior and Junior World Cups.[1]


In Commonwealth Games 2018, Anish won a gold medal for India and became the youngest Indian to win a gold medal in Commonwealth Games at an early age of 15 years.[2]

In ISSF Junior World Championship 2017, Suhl, Anish won two gold two silver and one bronze for India.[3]

In 2017 Commonwealth Shooting Championships he won silver in 25m Rapid Fire Men. [4][5]

In ISSF Junior World Cup 2018, Sydney he won one individual gold and one team silver in 25m Rapid Fire Junior Men. [6]

Early life[edit]

Bhanwala was born in Karnal, Haryana.[7] Bhanwala is a High school student in St. Theresa's Convent Sr. Sec. School, Karnal. [8]His passion for shooting came while participating in modern pentathlon events. He has represented the country at U-12 modern pentathlon World Championships in 2013 and Asian modern pentathlon Championships in 2015. Shooting was his favourite among the five sports of modern pentathlon. [9] Despite having no family background in sport, he had the full support of his parents, His father borrowed a pistol for him to shoot at a range in SBS, Karnal. [10] He moved to Delhi in 2014 to have the best facilities to practice. [11]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Mahindra Scorpio TOISA 2018 award for Emerging Player of The Year.[12]

Yono Sbi 20 Under 20 Sports Achiever award.

Anish,15, became the youngest Indian gold medalist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games when he won the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event.


  1. ^ "Anish wins India's 3rd individual gold in Jr. World Cup". business-standard. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Carving out a niche: Anish Bhanwala creates history; gold for Tejasvini". The Economic Times. 13 April 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  3. ^ "India finish second in Junior Shooting World Championship". TOI. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Commonwealth Shooting Championships: Anish Bhanwala Clinches Silver, Neeraj Kumar Bags Bronze". NDTV. 5 November 2017. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Anish, Neeraj win silver and bronze in Commonwealth Shooting Championships - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  6. ^ "ISSF Junior World Cup: Anish Bhanwala bags gold in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol". Zee News. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Anish Bhanwala". Times of India. 19 January 2018. Archived from the original on 17 August 2018. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
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  9. ^ "Shooter Anish makes it to five senior teams". TOI. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Elder sister Muskan Bhanwala follows in brother Anish's footsteps, wins gold at ISSF Junior World Cup". IndianExpress. 29 March 2018. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Meet Anish and Muskan Bhanwala, the teenage siblings from Karnal who are shooting up a storm". 12 September 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Mahindra Scorpio TOISA: Pistol sensation Anish Bhanwala is Emerging Player of the Year". TOI. 26 February 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2018.

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