Tokyo Paralympics: India's Singhraj Adhana Wins Bronze In Men's 10m Air Pistol (SH1)
Tokyo Paralympics: India's Singhraj Adhana won the bronze medal in men's 10m Air Pistol (SH1) event.
- India's Singhraj Adhana won the bronze in men's 10m Air Pistol (SH1)
- Singhraj Adhana finished with a total of 216.8 points in the final
- Manish Narwal, who had topped the qualification stage, finished seventh
India's Singhraj Adhana won the bronze medal in men's 10m Air Pistol (SH1) event, finishing with a total of 216.8 points in the final of the Tokyo Paralympics on Tuesday. Manish Narwal, who had topped the qualification round, disappointed in the final, finishing in seventh position with a total of 135.8 points. This was India's second medal from shooting at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics after Avani Lekhara won the gold medal in the the women's 10m Air Rifle standing (SH1) event on Monday.
In the men's 10m Air Pistol (SH1) final, Singhraj, who was sixth in the qualification stage, started off brilliantly to go top of the rankings in the initial stages.
However, a 9.0 in his fifth shot saw him drop to second as China's Chao Yang took over the leaderboard.
In the next round of five shots, Singhraj struggled with three shots out five in the 9s. But a 10.7 helped him remain in the top three even as others below him started to close the gap.
Chao Yang, on the other hand, had a stellar round and opened a decent lead at the top.
In the elimination stage, Singhraj started off with two 10.0s to keep hold of his second place. Compatriot Narwal, though, was struggling, unable to replicate his performance from the qualification stage.
Narwal just about managed to survive the first chop but a 9.8 in next elimination round proved to be the last straw as he bowed out of the competition.
Singhraj too had a poor second elimination round, shooting a 9.4 and 9.7 to drop to third. In the next couple of rounds, the Indian was seesawing between third and fourth, couple of 10s keeping him in the running.
With just four shooters left, Singhraj was in fourth place. A 9.1 didn't help his cause but China's Lou Xiaolong shot a 8.6 in his final shot, which proved to be his downfall.
Singhraj gained a place and jumped to third, assuring India of another medal. He shot two 10s in the final couple of shots but it wasn't enough to bridge the gap to the two leaders, finishing with a bronze.
China's Chao Yang won the gold with a total of 237.9 points -- a Paralympic record -- while his compatriot Xing Huang took the silver with a total of 237.5 points.