22 October, 2020

The Sharpshooter

Unlike Anju, Anjali has at some point beaten all her rivals above her in the ranking and that makes her a better prospect for a medal than the Kerala long jumper.

The Sharpshooter
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Anjali Bhagwat 10 metre Air Rifle World Ranking: 5th Competitor: Lioubav Galkina of Russia

Like Anju Bobby George, Anjali Bhagwat is also currently ranked fifth in the world. But unlike Anju, she has at some point beaten all her rivals above her in the ranking and that makes Anjali a better prospect for a medal than the Kerala long jumper. And if the Reliance employee keeps her tryst with destiny on 14th August, it will arrive in the next day’s news as an appropriate I-Day gift for one billion Indians. It will also be a starter for the two other ladies, Anju and K. Malleswari, who may complete the medal menu in the next few days.

It was only a fluke that brought Anjali to the shooting ranges after dabbling in her first loves, judo and karate. It was during her NCC days at college that she came in as a stand-by for a colleague on the shooting ranges. And the rest, as they is, history. At 34, she is India’s bet for a medal in 10-metre air rifle.

Anjali’s greatest moment came in Milan last year. In the Italian city she recorded...

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