Indian parashooters have done wonders in the shooting of Tokyo Paralympics. Manish Narwal grabbed the gold, while Singhraj won the silver. In the P4 Mixed 50m Pistol SH-1 final, Manish Narwal secured the first position with a score of 218.2. Sinharaj (216.7) finished second. Sergei Malyshev (196.8) of the Russian Olympic Committee (RPC) won the bronze medal. India’s medal tally is now 15.
Both these para shooters are resident of Faridabad. In the qualification, Singhraj was fourth with 536 points, while Manish Narwal (533) finished seventh. Along with this, 19-year-old Manish Narwal won the third gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics. Earlier Avani Lakhera (Women’s 10m Air Rifle SH1) and Sumit Antil (Men’s Javelin Throw F64) won gold medals.
39-year-old Singhraj got the second medal in this Paralympics. Earlier, he had won a bronze medal in the 10m Air Pistol SH1. Avani Lekhada also has two medals. Apart from gold, he has won bronze.
In the current Paralympics, India has won 15 medals so far. India now has 3 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. This is India’s best performance in the history of Paralympics. In Rio Paralympics (2016), India won 4 medals including 2 gold.
In this category, shooters hold pistols with only one hand because they have a deformity in one hand or leg, which occurs due to a spinal injury or limb amputation. Some shooters aim while standing and some while sitting.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Manish and Singhraj. He tweeted- Proud performance continues in Tokyo Paralympics. Great achievement by young and very talented Manish Narwal. His winning the gold medal is a special moment for Indian sports. Congratulations to them. Best wishes for the future.
Excellent Singhraj Adana’s amazing again! This time he won a medal in the mixed 50m pistol SH1 event. India is happy with this feat of his. Congratulations to them. Best wishes for future endeavours.