Tokyo Paralympics: India’s Singhraj Adhana wins pistol shooting bronze

Singhraj Adana won India’s second shooting medal in the Paralympics after Avani Lekhara’s rifle gold.

Picture by Tasos Katopodis

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.

This is India’s eighth medal of the Tokyo Paralympics and second bronze.

Singhraj Adana shot a score of 216.8 in the final. China’s Chao Yang won gold with a Paralympic record of 237.9 and his compatriot Xing Huang took the silver medal with a score of 237.5.

It was Chao Yang’s second consecutive Paralympic gold.

The other Indian in the final Manish Narwal - who had topped qualifying - finished in seventh place. Another Indian shooter Deepender Singh was unable to make the final.

The 39-year-old Singhraj Adhana had earlier finished sixth in qualifying.

In the SH1 pistol shooting class, the athletes can support the full weight of the pistol themselves. The shooters have an impairment affecting one arm and/or the legs - like amputation or spinal cord injuries. Some shooters compete in a seated position while others compete standing.