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Tokyo Paralympics: Singhraj Adana wins bronze in shooting, India's medal count at 8

Tuesday, 31 August 2021 (13:14 IST)
Tokyo: Indian shooter Singhraj Adana clinched the bronze medal in the men’s 10m air pistol SH1 class event at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, here on Tuesday.

It was India’s second shooting Paralympic medal, coming one day after Avani Lekhara’s historic gold in rifle shooting.

The 39-year-old Singhraj, who had finished sixth in qualification round, shot a score of 216.8 in the final to win the bronze medal.

His bronze took India's medal count at the Tokyo Paralympics to eight so far.

China dominated the finals with defending champion Chao Yang (237.9 - Paralympic record) and Huang Xing (237.5) winning the gold and silver medals respectively.

Meanwhile, Manish Narwal - who had topped the qualification round with 575 points, could not capitalise on it and finished at the seventh place in the final.

Another Indian shooter Deepender Singh was unable to qualify for the final.

In the SH1 pistol shooting class, the athletes can support the full weight of the pistol themselves. The shooters have an impairment affecting one arm and/or the legs - like amputation or spinal cord injuries. Some shooters compete in a seated position while others compete standing. (UNI)

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