Sergei Evglevski Silver before he could fire his last five shots

BRISBANE – Fifteen-year-old ANISH (IND) became the youngest Indian to win Commonwealth Games gold when he spun his magic in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol at the Belmont Shooting Centre on Friday 13 April.


ANISH, the top qualifier with 580 and 22 central bulls, started with two possible fives, racing to a three-point margin. He stumbled with a three and a one before scoring another five to lead by four points over EVGLEVSKI.

England’s Sam GOWIN, who took up the sport just a year ago, survived two shoot-offs, firstly eliminating Neeraj KUMAR (IND) and then reigning champion David CHAPMAN (AUS) to make the top three.

EVGLEVSKI assured himself of silver with a perfect round as ANISH managed a three (22-20).

ANISH scored three and EVGLEVSKI four as GOWIN dipped out with bronze.

In the gold-medal round, with just a one-point margin, ANISH, who won the silver at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in November 2017 at Belmont, displayed his skill and promise with a magical maximum of an unbeatable 30 points.

EVGLEVSKI shot a valiant four to claim his first Commonwealth medal and join his mother, 10-time Commonwealth medallist Lalita YAUHLEUSKAYA (AUS), in the history books.

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