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

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

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 and Singhraj Singh won silver.

This is India’s third gold at the ongoing Paralympics. The 19-year-old Narwal shot a total of 218.2, a Paralympic record, to claim the yellow metal while Adana, 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.

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 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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