Teenager Anish Bhanwala on Friday won the gold medal in Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
15-year-old Anish won the gold medal after shooting 30 points, which is a new games record.
The medal tally has gone up to 16 gold medals for India.
Earlier today, Tejaswini Sawant had added another gold medal to her decorated Commonwealth Games resume en route to shattering the games record in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions event while putting in the shade silver winner Anjum Moudgil’s remarkable resilience.
Tejaswini held the lead from the first shot in the finals and broke the CWG record with 457.9.
The 37-year-old scored 152.4 in kneeling and 157.1 in prone positions before the eight finalists entered the elimination stage. Scotland’s Seonaid Mcintosh won bronze 444.6.
The previous record of 449.1 was set by Jasmine Ser Xiang Wei of Singapore at the Glasgow Games in 2014.
This was an improvement on the silver Tejaswini won in the 50m rifle prone yesterday.
This is the seventh CWG medal for Tejaswini, following two golds in 2006, a pair of silvers and a bronze in 2010 and a silver in women’s 50m rifle prone in the ongoing edition.