On September 4, 2021, Manish Narwal won gold in the P4 Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 event at the current Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. At the Tokyo Paralympics, Manish Narwal won India’s third gold medal. Singhraj Adhana, a compatriot, took silver in the same event. India now has 15 medals, thanks to shooters Narwal and Adhana. Narwal, 19, set a Paralympic record by shooting a total of 218.2 points to win the gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.
Manish Narwal wins Gold & Singhraj Adhana wins Silver
Manish Narwal won the gold medal with a score of 218.2 in the final, setting a Paralympic record in the process. His Indian teammate Singhraj Adana came up just short in the final, getting 216.7 points. Earlier in the competition, the two Indian shooters put on a strong performance in the qualification round to get to the final. After six series, Manish scored 533-7x points, while Singhraj scored 536-4x points.
Singhraj, 39, has now won two medals, the first in the P1 men’s 10m air pistol SH1 event on Tuesday and the second in the P1 men’s 10m air pistol SH1 event on Thursday. After the qualification round, Singhraj came in fourth place, while Manish came in seventh.
More About Manish Narwal And Singhraj Adhana
Manish Narwal aspired to be a player and represent his country at the international level as a child. However, he was unable to pursue his love due to a congenital condition in his right hand. His father, Dilbagh Narwal, was a wrestler who understood the value of sports.
They started looking for a sport that Manish Narwal could participate in and excel in. In 2016, he finally decided to take up shooting. The 19-year-old has since established himself as one of the best shooters in the world, setting new records in the process. He’s been fighting against more competent and experienced shooters for years and has always come out on top.
Singhraj Adhana has polio, which has left him with a paralysed limb. He comes from a low-income family, making it difficult for him to follow his passion of becoming a filmmaker. His wife was the one who encouraged him to pursue the sport.
Singhraj was hospitalized for three weeks in May after contracting a severe Covid infection. He intended to start training as soon as he recovered, but the lockdown-induced constraints prevented him from doing so. It had been an enormously costly affair, costing lakhs of rupees. However, with the support of his family and coach, he was able to quickly construct an international level range.
At these Paralympics, India has now won 15 medals thanks to Manish Narwal . It now has three gold medals, seven silver medals, and five bronze medals to its credit. This is India’s best performance at a single Paralympics.
Also, read about other medal holders of Tokyo Paralympics 2020.