Indian Shooter Singhraj Adhana clinches bronze in 10m Air Pistol SH1
Indian shooter Singhraj Adhana won the bronze medal in the men’s 10m air pistol SH1 class at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics on Tuesday. It’s India’s second shooting Paralympic medal, coming one day after Avani Lekhara’s historic gold in rifle shooting.
Adana shot a total of 216.8 to finish the event in third place after qualifying for the eight-man final as the sixth-best shooter.
China, though, dominated the finals with defending champion Chao Yang(237.9 Paralympic records) and Huang Xing (237.5) winning the gold and silver medals respectively.
Before his 9.1 saw slip to fourth, Singhraj had moved up to third place as the Chinese shooter endured a low series.
The shooter from Haryana’s Bahadurgarh took to the spot only four years ago and had served as the chairman of the Sainik School in Faridabad.
On Tuesday, he nearly missed out on the podium due to a poor 19th shot. But got his act together just in time.
Adhana was coming into the games after winning gold at the 2021 Para Sport World Cup held in Al Ain, UAE, where he upstaged 2016 Rio Paralympics bronze medallist Server Ibragimov by 2.8 points to claim the top spot.
This is how our PM congratulated him ;
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 pic.twitter.com/l49vgiJ9Ax
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 31, 2021