Ace shooters Anish Bhanwala and Shapath Bharadwaj ae used to precision in the shooting range have now done so in academics. Both shooters who recently appeared for their 12th Standard exams in their respective boards have secured 90%. Trap shooter Shapath secured 90.25% in his ICSE board Commerce exams. Bhanwala meanwhile secured 89.8% in his CBSE Arts exams.
Anish said that he only got a month to prepare for his exams making his feat all the more remarkable. “I was busy participating in tournaments last year and my exams were scheduled in March, along with the ISSF World Cup. So I used to train at the Karni Singh Ranges and then go to school. My teachers would sit extra hours with me just so that I could finish my course.” Manish studied at the Manav Rachna International Schoo in Faridabad.
For Shapath, it was different, “After clearing my standard 11 exams, I tried to finish the accounts course in the one-month summertime break. After that, the shooting season began and I used to study in between training and tournaments. I used to carry my books everywhere I went. Shapath was a student of St. Mary’s academy in Meerut.
In 2017, Shapath was the youngest of the Indian World Cup squad and was later called up for the World Cup finals hosted by India