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Shooter Anish Bhanwala cinches spot at 12th Paris Olympics, wins Bronze

Anish Bhanwala
Anish Bhanwala

Anish Bhanwala won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games and a bronze medal at the Asian Championships. He has qualified India for the shooting competition in the next Olympics in Paris. The event took place on Monday in Changwon, Korea, and was part of the men’s 25-meter rapid pistol fire competition.

The 21-year-old competitor from Karnal, who had 28 hits during the championship, was defeated in a shootout by Dai Yoshioka of Japan, who went on to win the silver medal. Lee Gunhyeok, a fan favourite from the area, ended up winning the competition.

Anish Bhanwala Secures Paris Olympics Spot

Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala secured a crucial quota for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in the Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event at the Asian Shooting Championships. Here’s a breakdown of his achievement:

Securing the Quota:

  • Bhanwala’s qualification for the final match was enough to secure India’s first Olympic quota in the Men’s 25m Pistol event for Paris 2024.
  • This is because China, Japan, and South Korea, who dominated the final, had already exhausted their individual quotas for this event.

Dominant Asian Presence:

  • Notably, all other finalists in the competition hailed from either China, Japan, or South Korea, showcasing the strong presence of Asian shooters in this event.

Anish Bhanwala: Performance

Bhanwala displayed excellent shooting, scoring 588 in the qualification round, securing third place and a spot in the final.

Shekhawat’s Participation:

  • Another Indian shooter, Bhavesh Shekhawat, also participated in the event.
  • He performed well, scoring 584 and finishing within the top eight in the qualification round.
  • However, Shekhawat was not competing for a final spot as he was participating for ranking points (RPO) only. Therefore, he did not advance to the final stage.

Overall, Bhanwala’s performance secured a significant Olympic quota for India, showcasing his talent and India’s potential in the shooting competition at the Paris 2024 Games.

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