Tokyo Paralympics: Manish Narwal wins gold, Singhraj bags silver in men's P4 mixed 50m pistol event
The two shooters increased India's medal total at the current Tokyo Paralympics to 15.
Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adana of India won two medals in the men's P4 mixed 50m pistol SH1. Manish Narwal took home the gold medal, while Singhraj Adana took home the silver. The two shooters increased India's medal total at the current Tokyo Paralympics to 15.
Manish won the gold medal with a total score of 218.2 in the final, setting a Paralympic record in the process. His Indian colleague Singhraj Adana came up just short in the final, collecting 216.7 points. Sergey Malyshev of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) took bronze.
Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the athelete. He further called Manish winning the gold medal a 'special moment for Indian sports'.
Congratulating Singhraj Adana, PM Modi took to social media and said: "The outstanding Singhraj Adhana does it again! He wins yet another medal, this time in the Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 event. India rejoices due to his feat. Congrats to him. Wishing him the very best for the future endeavours. #Paralympics."
As both the athletes hail from Haryana, the Haryana government announced rewards for the two. While Narwal would be getting a cash prize of ₹6 crore, Singhraj would get ₹4 crore. Also, the two have been promised government jobs.
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