Good news for India – Para Shooters Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana dominate the podium at the gold and silver position in the Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 Event.
Manish Narwal breaks Paralympic Record wins GOLD with 218. 2 points and Singhraj wins SILVER with 216.7 as India take two spots in the podium in the shooting event at Tokyo Paralympics.
Singhraj becomes the second Indian after Avani Lekhara to win two medals at the Tokyo Paralympics and the fifth Indian to win more than one medal at Paralympics after Joginder Singh Bedi, Devendra Jhajharia, Mariyappan Thangavelu and Avani Lekhara.
While in the first competition stage the two Indians did not score much points, the elimination stage proved to be their best shot at winning a medal as they saved their best for the last.
Manish Narwal’s best attempt came in the fifth series of the elimination round where he scored 10.8 in his first attempt and 10.5 in his second that bought him to the podium spot.
His compatriot Singhraj Adana had mixed scores throughout, however, due to RPC’s Sergey Malyshev’s 6.9 in the last stage of the competition, Adana was able to make it to the second spot.
RPC’s Sergey Malyshev won the bronze with a total score of 196.8.