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Commonwealth Games 2018: 5 incredible records broken by Indians in Gold Coast

Anish Bhanwala flaunting his Gold medal for the cameras in Gold Coast
Vrinda Chopra
Modified 15 Apr 2018
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The 2018 Commonwealth Games have been one of the most successful runs in terms of the overall medal tally that India has ever witnessed. The entire Indian contingent has displayed sheer brilliance and has delivered some world-class performances, some of which have resulted in the creation of history. 

As many predicted, India wrapped up their journey in the Games Down Under at the third position on the overall medals charts. Having won a total of 66 medals – 26 Gold, 20 Silver, and 20 Bronze, the Indian athletes have kept our tricolour soaring high.

Here's looking at 5 incredible records broken or matched by Indians at the Games:

#1 Anish Bhanwala

At a tender of age of just 15, Bhanwala stumped all competition standing in his path to glory, and as a result, became India’s youngest ever athlete to win a Gold medal at the Commonwealth Games this year. In his historic CWG debut, Anish shot a Games record score of 30 to bag the first prize in the men's 25m rapid fire pistol event on April 13.

Born in Karnal Haryana, Anish arrived at the scene with a fruitful season he had last year. At the Junior World Shooting championship in Shul, he won two golds, two silvers and a bronze medal. The adolescent also generated a new world record in transit to sealing the 25-metre standard pistol Gold. He came into the six-man final having outdone the second stage of qualification on top, with a total score of 580 that had 22 central bulls. The youngest in his field, he exhibited nerves of fortitude and steered the more experienced contestants through the event to surface a worthy champion.

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Published 15 Apr 2018, 14:29 IST
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