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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Manish and Singhraj win gold and silver medal respectively

Indian para-shooters Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana won the gold and silver medals respectively in the Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 event.

Manish came out all guns blazing into the event and won India’s third gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.

On his way to the yellow metal, Narwal also smashed the Paralympic record as he managed a total of 218.2.

Singhraj Adhana added a silver medal to his kitty with a creditable effort of 216.7. In the end, only Manish and Singhraj left in the fray for the gold where the 19 years old Narwal came out trumps.

 

Manish and Singhraj after winning the medals

 

The bronze medal was won by SergeyMalyshev of the Russian Paralympic Committee.

Both the Indians overwhelmingly dominated the rest of the field. This is quite evident by the fact that there’s an almost 10 point chasm between the Singhraj and the RPC athlete.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to the social media platform Twitter to congratulate the two Indians on their remarkable feat.

Adhana had earlier won a bronze medal in the P1 men’s 10m air pistol SH1 event. Therefore, he became the second Indian after Avani Lekhara to win two Paralympic medals at one edition of the games.

 

Manish and Singhraj with Narendra Modi

 

Earlier during the qualification, Adhana recorded a total of 536 points and ended up in the fourth position. Whereas, Manish finished on the seventh rung with a 533.

In the SH1 category athletes usually have an impairment affecting one arm or leg. In this event, the pistol helds in one hand only.

This is one of the most competitive categories in the para shooting circuit.

Rohit Kumar
Rohit Kumarhttp://thesportslite.com/
A seccond-year political science honours student at Delhi University who has won many accolades in quizzes, debates, creative writing, MUNs and many more. An ardent sports enthusiast who's been following the Olympics since he was 13.
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