Highlights:

  • Singhraj Adana won the bronze medal in shooting P1 men’s 10m air pistol SH1 final at the Tokyo Paralympics
  • India’s total medal tally at the Games stood to be 8

On Monday, India’s Singhraj Adana won the bronze medal in shooting the P1 men’s 10m air pistol SH1 final at the Tokyo Paralympics. He recorded a total score of 216.8 in the final and claimed the third position. India’s total medal tally at the Games stood to be 8. Adana fell out of connection with his poor 19th shot but managed to get back in the reckoning with his 20th attempt as China’s Xialong Lou got 8.6.

China dominated the finals with defending champion Chao Yang (237.9 Paralympic records) and Huang Xing (237.5) obtaining gold and silver medals respectively. Singhraj moved up to the third position as the Chinese shooter endured a low series and slipped to the fourth position. India’s Manish Narwal stood at the 7th position; he had topped the qualification round with 575 points.

Singhraj, in the qualification round, achieved 95 and 97 in the first two series. A 93 in the third caused a bit of trouble, however, he fought back with a 95. In the second last series, he registered 92 followed by an exceptional 97, leading him to the final.

As the pistol is held with one hand only, shooters in the SH1 category have an impairment affecting one arm or legs, caused from amputations or spinal cord injuries. P1 is a classification for the men’s 10 air pistol competition. As defined in the rules, some shooters performed in a seated position, while some aimed in a standing position.

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