Shooter Manish Narwal has clinched the third gold for India at the Tokyo Paralympics while compatriot Singhraj Adhana bagged the silver medal in the same event.
Narwal won the gold while Adhana won the silver medal in the P4 Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 event held today.
Narwal shot a total of 218.2 setting up a Paralympic record, to claim the gold while Adhana, who had won the bronze medal earlier in the P1 men’s 10m air pistol SH1 event, added a silver to his records with an effort of 216.7.
Sergey Malyshev from the Russian Olympic Committee won the bronze with an effort of 196.8.
Singhraj had started off at the top of the charts with a score of 19.4 after 2 shots while Narwal was at 17.8 after a bad second shot of 7.7.
After the 5th shot, the Indians were back in action with Singhraj and Manish being in the top three having scores of 46.1 and 45.4 respectively. However, after the seventh shot, things weren’t turning out well for the Indians as the duo had given up their lead. Manish went down to 6th place while Singhraj went to 3rd.
As they inched closer towards the elimination round, after Shot 12 Manish was up to 104.3 in rank 5 while Singhraj maintained his position at rank 3.
Post two eliminations, Singhraj and Manish were ranked 4 and 5 respectively which led them out of the danger zone.
Things changed after shot 15 that saw Manish and Singhraj go a position up. The former was seen seated at 3rd spot with a score of 133.4.
After Shot 16, the Indians were in the top 3 with Singhraj bearing down on the leader. Narwal had a score of 151.3 in third place after shot 17.
The two Indians were then trying to stay in the competition when a shot of 7.5 in the 18th shot took Singhraj from 2nd position to 4th. However, shot 20 helped the Indians bag the gold and silver medal.