Manish Narwal wins gold, Singhraj Adhana wins silver in mixed 50m pistol SH1 at Tokyo Paralympics

Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana won gold and silver respectively in the mixed 50m pistol SH1 event at the Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday.

Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adana won gold and silver respectively in the mixed 50m pistol SH1 event.   -  REUTERS

Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana won gold and silver respectively in the mixed 50m pistol SH1 event at the Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday. Sergey Malyshev of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) took bronze with a score of 196.8.

Narwal shot a Paralympic record 218.2 while Singhraj, with 216.7, won his second medal at these Games. He had also won bronze in the men's 10m Air Pistol SH1 event.

Avani Lekhara wins bronze in 50m rifle 3 positions SH1 at Tokyo Paralympics

 

Singhraj and Narwal had finished fourth and seventh, respectively, in qualification. Akash finished 27th to miss out on the final.

Narwal's gold medal is India's third of these Paralympic Games after Avani Lekhara in the women's 10m air rifle standing SH1 event and Sumit Antil in the men's javelin throw F64 category. Meanwhile, Singhraj becomes the second Indian after Lekhara to win multiple medals at these Games.

 

India's medal tally now stands at 15 at these Paralympics. It has now won three golds, seven silvers and five bronze medals. This is India's best tally at a single edition of the Para Games. It had won four medals at Rio 2016 and four at the 1984 Paralympics.

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