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Tokyo Paralympics: Singhraj Adana bags bronze in 10m Air Pistol

India glorious ride in the Tokyo Paralympics continued with another medal, as shooter Singhraj Adana has clinched the bronze medal in the 10m Air Pistol, taking India’s medal tally to eight.

Tokyo Paralympics: Singhraj Adana bags bronze in 10m Air Pistol-ayh
Tokyo, First Published Aug 31, 2021, 12:28 PM IST

There seemed to be no stopping India in its medal rush at the Tokyo Olympics. Para-shooter Singhraj Adana claimed the bronze medal in the 10m Air Pistol shooting event of the SH1 category on Tuesday.

It was India’s second medal in the shooting category after Avani Lekhara won the gold on Monday. Overall, this has taken India’s medal to eight in the competition.

After the opening ten shots, Adana was placed in the top three, having amassed 99.6 points. Although he survived a scare from China in the elimination round, he held his nerves to fire 9.6 in his 20th shot to re-enter top-three after dropping out momentarily. In the final two shots, he fired a couple of tens to secure his third spot.

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Meanwhile, fellow Indian shooter Manish Narwal had begun on a good note in the qualifiers, finishing on the top. However, he was off to a shaky start in the finals, claiming 97.2 in the opening stage. He was eliminated in the second stage, thereby finishing seventh.

Following Adana’s performance, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded him by tweeting, “Exceptional performance by Singhraj Adhana! India’s talented shooter brings home the coveted Bronze Medal. He has worked tremendously hard and achieved remarkable successes. Congratulations to him, and best wishes for the endeavours ahead. #Paralympics #Praise4Para”.

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