Indian players continue to shine in the Tokyo Paralympics, which started in Japan. After Avni Lakhera winning the first gold medal in shooting, Manish Narwal of India has also created history by winning the gold medal in the mixed 50m pistol SH1 shooting.
Narwal scores 218.2, setting a Paralympic record
At the same time, 39-year-old Singhraj Singh Adana won the silver medal. Both the shooters are residents of Faridabad, Haryana.
India’s medal tally is now 15
Let us tell you that with this the number of medals of India has now increased to 15. India has so far won three gold, seven silver, and five bronze medals. India has won 5 medals in shooting at the Tokyo Paralympics. Let us tell you that this is India’s best performance in the history of the Paralympics. Earlier in the Rio Paralympics (2016), India had won 4 medals including 2 gold.
Earlier, 19-year-old Avani Lekhara has won one gold and one bronze medal. Simharaj Adana won the bronze medal in the P1 Men’s 10m Air Pistol SH1 at the Paralympic Games on 31 August. Like Avni, Singhraj has also won two medals in the Tokyo Paralympics.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishes
At the same time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Manish and Singhraj on this success. He tweeted and wrote that the proud performance from the Tokyo Paralympics continues. Great achievement by young and very talented Manish Narwal. His gold medal-winning is a special moment for Indian sports. Congratulations to him, best wishes for the times to come.