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Paralympics: 19-year-old Manish Narwal wins gold, Singhraj Adhana bags silver in para shooting

The BA (I) student Narwal shot a total of 218.2, a Paralympic record, to claim the yellow metal while Adhana, who had won the bronze in the P1 men's 10m air pistol SH1 event on Tuesday, added a silver to his kitty with an effort of 216.7.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: September 4, 2021 2:52:48 pm
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Indian para-athletes continue to impress at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics as Indians won two more medals on Saturday. 19-year-old shooter Manish Narwal won gold in Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 event while Singhraj Adhana won silver.

This is India’s third gold at the ongoing Paralympics. Narwal shot a total of 218.2, a Paralympic record, to claim the yellow metal while Adhana, who had won the bronze in the P1 men’s 10m air pistol SH1 event on Tuesday, added a silver to his kitty with an effort of 216.7.

Russian Olympic Committee’s Sergey Malyshev took home the bronze with an effort of 196.8.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate Narwal and Adhana and said glory from the ongoing games continues.

“Glory from the Tokyo Paralympics continues. Great accomplishment by the young and stupendously talented Manish Narwal. His winning the gold medal is a special moment for Indian sports. Congratulations to him. Best wishes for the coming times,” he tweeted.

“The outstanding Singhraj Adhana does it again! He wins yet another medal, this time in the Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 event. India rejoices due to his feat. Congrats to him. Wishing him the very best for the future endeavours,” the prime minister said in another tweet. PM Modi also called up Narwal and Adhana to congratulate them.

Earlier in the qualifying round, Adana progressed to the medal round in fourth place with a total of 536 while Narwal shot 533 to qualify at seventh at the Asaka Shooting Range.

The other Indian in the fray, Akash, failed to make to the final, finishing 27th in the qualifying round.

As the pistol is held with one hand only, athletes in SH1 category have an impairment affecting one arm and/or the legs, for example resulting from amputations or spinal cord injuries. P4 is a classification for the mixed 50m air pistol competition.

Some shooters compete in a seated position, while others take aim in a standing position as defined in the rules.

With PTI inputs

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