Tokyo Paralympics: Manish Narwal rewrites Paralympic record to bag gold as Singhraj Adhana clinches silver

Following a fierce battle and a tremendous comeback, the duo of Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana clinched the top two spots in 50m mixed pistol shooting.

Singhraj Adhana and Manish Narwal
Singhraj Adhana and Manish Narwal

The mixed 50m pistol shooting SH1 at the Tokyo Olympics saw Indians dominate in some style. Manish Narwal emerged victorious in a record-shattering performance as he bagged India’s third gold medal in Tokyo. Manish smashed the Paralympic record in the final to seal the pole position on the podium.

The silver medal too was bagged by India as Singhraj Adhana clinched silver, his second medal of the quadrennial event. Adhana, who had won the bronze medal men’s 10m Air Pistol SH1 added another to his kitty. Adhana finished with 216.7 points to complete a 1-2 finish for his country.

Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana bounce back in the final

Singhraj Adhana
Singhraj Adhana

Manish and Singhraj started off strongly as both of them featured in the top three after shot 5 having scores of 45.4 and 46.1 respectively. But things went haywire following the seventh shot as Manish went down to 6th place while Singhraj went to 3rd.

It was slightly concerning as the elimination round had begun by now. But the resurgence begun after shot 12 as Manish was up to 104.3 in rank 5 while SInghraj maintained his position at rank 3. Shot 20 saw Indians assure medals following some nervy moments as they were close to elimination. In the end, it was a top-two sweep as Russian Sergey Malyshev clinched bronze.

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