India’s Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana won Gold and Silver respectively in mixed 50m pistols in Tokyo Paralympics 2020
On Saturday, Indian shooters Manish Narwal won Gold, and Singhraj Adhana won Silver in mixed 50-metre pistol SH1 final in Tokyo Paralympics 2020. The event was at Asaka Shooting Range.
The 19-year-old Manish claimed the Paralympic record as he assembled 218.2 points to seal the Gold. Followed by Singhraj, he clutched his second medal of the Paralympics 2020 with 216.7 points. The bronze was scored by The Russian Paralympic Committee’s (RPC) Sergey Malyshev with 196.8 points.
It was Manish’s first winning in the Paralympics. Singhraj earlier won a bronze medal in the Men’s P1 10-meter air pistol SH1 in Tokyo Paralympics.
Earlier in the qualification, Manish acquired 533-7x points and Adhana withs 536-4x points at the end of the sixth series. They both touched the floor of the finals in the Tokyo Paralympics after putting up a great effort in the qualification round. Singhraj finished at the fourth position and Manish at the seventh spot.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated both of these athletes and wished the best for their future endeavours through his latest tweet. PM mentioned Adhana as ‘Outstanding Singhraj Adhana’ and Manish as ‘young and stupendously talented Manish Narwal’.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, and many other officials congratulated Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana for winning Gold and Silver, respectively, in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.
India at Tokyo Paralympics
In Paralympics 2020, India has sealed 15 medals, including three Gold, seven Silver and five bronze medals.
Tokyo Paralympics 2020 is India’s most successful Paralympic Games with 15 medals. Before this, India claimed 12 medals in Paralympics altogether.
On day three, table tennis player Bhavina Patel opened India’s medals account by scoring a silver medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.