An Introduction to Anjali Bhagwat
Anjali Bhagwat is one of the most well known shooters in the entire world, and has gone on to repeatedly prove this fact time and again, as she has won some of the highest and most esteemed honours in the entire sport of shooting, and has gained high positions in quite a lot of tournaments that span the entire world, including World Championships where she proved herself to be one of the, if not the, best shooter in the world. One of the most talented shooters in the world, she became the Number One shooter in the world in 2002, and went on to win the World Cup Final the very next year, making her one of the most famous sportswomen to have come out of India.
Definitely one of the most singular Indian sportswomen to be active in the current Sports field, she has had the honour of representing India on three separate occasions in the world’s most famous and toughest sports Championship, the Olympics, and went on to become a finalist in the 2000 Olympics, and is the first Indian female shooter to achieve this.
She holds quite a lot of awards and honours, and has indeed gained quite a lot of awards and medals from Commonwealth Tournaments, with more than most gold medals, and holds the Commonwealth record in 10m Air Rifle, a fact that makes her one of the most famous shooters in the world.
One of the highest points of her shooting career was when she outperformed most of the other shooters in the 2003 Afro-Asian Games. She became the first Indian woman to have won a gold and silver medal in the Sports 3P and Air Rifle Events respectively.
One of the most interesting facts about this shooter is the fact that her first kit was gifted to her by Nana Patekar. In the entire history of India, Nana Patekar is one of the most famous actors, and is one of the foundations of the Indian Film industry. After recognizing her talent for himself, he gifted her first kit to her.
Anjali Bhagwat was born with the name Anjali Ramakanta Vedpathak, and was born on 5th December, 1969, in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Anjali Bhagwat stands a normal woman at 5 feet, 4 inches, a height that is considered a standard height for women in India.
Anjali Bhagwat turned pro in 1988, and started pursuing her sport with all her might.
Being one of the best shooters in the entire world, Anjali Bhagwat has worn 31 Gold Medals till date, a record that is one of the very best in the entire world. Along with her Gold Medals, she has 23 Silver Medals, and 7 Bronze Medals. This record of consistently winning medals at almost all of the tournaments she attends has made her one of the most famous sportswomen in India, and quite certainly one of the most well known names in shooting.
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Famous Tournaments Honoured In
1999 Auckland: This was one of her proudest moments, as she went on to become one of the best shooters in this tournament. After steadily gaining scores that put most of the other shooters to shame, she eventually won the Gold Medal in this tournament for the Air Rifle.
2002 Manchester: Again, Anjali proved to be one of the best shooters present at the tournament when she won the Gold Medal for the Air Rifle Event in this tournament (Individual).
1988 National Championships: This is one of the most important Championships that Anjali has been a part of in her own life, and the reason for this is that this is the very first professional level Championship she took part in. After winning a silver in this Championship, she turned to the world of professional shooting.
Honours and Medals
2001 England: This Commonwealth Championship was another one of the finest examples of the skill that Anjali has in the sport of shooting. She won a Gold Medal in this championship for the Air Rifle Event (Individual).
2004 World Cup: Although this would have been a Tournament of intense pressure for just about any other shooter, for Anjali it was just another one of the many tournaments where she was determined to give her best for India. True to her word, she got the Bronze medal in this tournament for the 3P (individual), and made India proud.
2002 Asian Games: Again, she proved to be another one of the best shooters when she won the Silver medal for the Air Rifle Event (Individual).
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