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Commonwealth Gold Medalist Anish Bhanwala Aces Academics As Well

Anish has decided to pursue higher education


Anish Bhanwala is India’s youngest Commonwealth Games gold medallist. However, the teen prodigy has his academics sorted out as well. The 17-year-old has received an impressive 90 percent in his class XII board exam. Anish has decided to pursue higher education and will soon enroll for an undergraduate course in Bachelors in Business Administration. He plans to top it with a master’s program.

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“I will study from the Manav Rachna University which is very close to the Karni Singh Shooting Range. After BBA, I will do MBA. It’s good to have professional degrees for a secure future,” Anish told PTI on Tuesday.

While training during the coronavirus lockdown has provided its set of challenges, Anish is determined to stay sharp.

“I do either dry firing at home or practice at the 10m range. Unlike in 10m, shooters in 25m, 50m and shotgun don’t have the option to train at home. But I am managing it pretty well,” Anish said. “Though I compete in 25m rapid fire pistol, practicing daily keeps me focused and in touch with my sport. I don’t want to lose touch with the sport at any cost. So I am just being positive and happy. Things are going pretty well for me, though are there have been ups and downs in shooting, which is the case with everyone, I guess.”

Moreover, Anish Bhanwala is also optimistic about earning an Olympic quota.

“There is a World Cup next year in March or April. I have done fairly well so far and all the shooters ranked above me and a few behind have secured quotas. So I stand a very good chance now,” he said.

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