In the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics 2020, medal rush for India continues as Para shooters Manish Narwal brought a gold medal while Singhraj Adhana claimed a silver medal at the P4 – Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 final.

Narwal’s gold medal took the gold medal tally for India to 3 so far with the overall tally standing strong at 15 medals. Earlier, trail blazing shooter Avani Lekhara and javelin maverick Sumit Antil clinched gold medals for India.


Indian Paralympians continue to make the country proud by clinching medals on every new day at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics 2020. The trend started off with paddler Bhavina Patel clinching a silver medal at the women’s table tennis competition.

Soon, usual suspects Nishad Kumar (high jump) and Devendra Jhajharia (javelin throw) chipped in with a silver medal and a bronze medal respectively while debutant Avani Lekhara did the country proud by clinching a gold in shooting. The medal heap started mounting with one or the other Paralympian securing one gold at least.

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How Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana Brought Glory to India

On September 4, Indian sports fans got the rare opportunity of witnessing two Indian Paralympians being handed their respective medals on the podium. It happened at the Asaka Shooting Range where Indian shooters Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana surpassed talented competitors from across the world to clinch a gold and a silver medal in their shooting final respectively.

Starting off Well, Looking Strong

The experienced shooters started off well, with Singhraj being on the top of the charts in the initial phase of the game with a score of 19.4 and Narwal at 17.8. After the 5th shot, both Singhraj and Manish were in the top 3 and looking strong.

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The Tense Middle-Game

What followed was a nail biting middle-game and a thrilling endgame. Owing to a few bad shots, both the shooting compatriots fell way below in the table with Manish plummeting as low as the 6th position. As the rounds continued, Manish and Singhraj came close to being eliminated, however, both the players reached 4th and 5th position to avoid elimination.

Shooting Up Ahead on the Table

The rounds progressed and during the 15th shot, both Manish and Singhraj shot up in the table with the former reaching the 3rd spot and Singhraj on the 2nd one. Soon, only 5 players remained and things went south as Manish looked to be crumbling under pressure. The 19-year-old shooter slipped to the 4th spot.

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All is Well That Ends with A Gold and Silver

However, proving that a champion persists – especially when things go south, Manish made the most at his 19th and 20th shot scoring a brilliant 10.8 and 10.5 to surpass his Indian peer Singhraj and grabbing the first spot for a shiny gold.

After the stupendous performances by both the shooters, Twitter erupted with tweets lauding the two medal winners. Check out their reactions:

Harvinder Singh Makes History – Becomes First Archer to Bring Paralympic Medal

Earlier yesterday, Paralympian archer Harvinder Singh scripted history by clinching first ever archery medal for the nation. Singh was playing for a bronze and was pushed to the extreme to the point of crumbling down under pressure. The persistent Punjabi Paralympian showed his mettle and went on to clinch the brown medal.

Singh started off well against Korea’s Kim Min Su and was leading with 5-3 before he was shaken by his opponent’s perfect 10. Soon the play-off went to a shoot-off, where the archer showed mettle and scored a perfect 10 against his opponent’s 8 and took the game away with a 6-5 (26-24,27-29,28-25,25-25,26-27) (10-8).