Tokyo Paralympics: Shooter Manish Narwal wins Gold in Mixed 50m Pistol, Singhraj seals Silver medal

Tokyo Paralympics: India took its medal tally to 15 after 19-year-old Manish Narwal won the gold medal in the Mixed 50m Pistol Shooting event. 39-year-old Singhraj won his second medal at the ongoing Para Games on Saturday.

Manish Narwal (center) won India’s 2nd shooting gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics (Screengrab from Paralympics)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 19-year-old Manish Narwal won the gold in Men’s 50m Pistol SH1 event
  • Singhraj won Silver, his 2nd Paralympics medal in Tokyo
  • India took its medal tally to 15 after the 1-2 in Shooting on Saturday

India took its medal tally to 15 at the Tokyo Paralympics as Manish Narwal and Singhraj finished 1-2 in the Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 Shooting final on Saturday. While 19-year-old Manish won the Gold with a new Paralympics Record of 218.2, Singhraj won his 2nd medal at the Tokyo Paralympics — a Silver with 216.7.

In a tight battle on Saturday, 39-year-old Singhraj, who had won the 10m Air Pistol SH1 bronze earlier this week, piped ROC’s Sergey Malyshev who had to finish with a bronze. The 38-year-old Singhraj punched the air in delight after he confirmed his second medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Manish Narwal, who holds the World Record in Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 event, was at his consistent best as he overtook Malyshev, who was in the gold medal position until the 5th series of the elimination stage in the final on Saturday. Manish shot 10.8 and 10.5 in a series that vaulted him to the gold medal position.

Screengrab from Olympics.com

Lauding the 1-2 finish, Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra took to social media to congratulate Manish and Singhraj.

It was India’s 5th medal in the sport of shooting at the Tokyo Paralympics as Avani Lekhara had won a gold and a bronze to go with Manish’s gold medal and Singhraj’s twin medals at the Games. India took its gold medal tally to 3 and the total medal tally to a 15, 11 more than their previous-best tally at the Paralympic Games.

“1-2 for India! The stuff of dreams…Gold for Manish Narwal with a Paralympic record in mixed 50m SH1! And Silver for Singhraj Adhana, his second medal of the #Tokyo2020 Paralympics. Just Incredible. Congratulations to both, we all are so proud,” he wrote.

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