Chateauroux 2022 Para Shooting World Cup: Manish Narwal, Sinharaj and Akash add silver to India’s tally

A day after winning the 10m mixed team gold medal, Paralympic gold medalist Manish Narwal settled for a silver medal in the P4 – mixed 50m pistol SH1 team event at the ongoing Chateauroux 2022. World Para Shooting World Cup in France.

The 20-year-old Narwal, who won the P4 mixed 50m pistol SH1 gold with a Paralympic record in his debut, teamed up with Singhraj, who is also a Paralympic medalist, and Akash to finish behind China for a total of 1581 (1628). worked together. ,

Turkey won the bronze medal with an overall score of 1565. Top Indian shooters, however, stumbled in the individual event, while Akash was the only Indian to qualify for the P4 – Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 final. He eventually finished fifth with a score of 159.4.

China’s Yang Chao claimed the gold medal with a total of 223.9 points, followed by compatriot Huang Jing (218.5) and Uzbekistan’s Ibragimov Sarvar (200.7).

“Due to the constant change in weather, there were a lot of adjustments and pressure for the country to do well. This caused me to lose some valuable points. But we will definitely improve our individual tally of medals in the next events,” said Akash, a Paralympian and former Asian Youth Para Games champion.

Singhraj and Narwal finished 9th and 10th in the qualification round. Top eight shooters qualified for the final round.

On Friday, Deepender Singh, Rahul Jakhar, Rubina Francis and Akash will clash in the P5 – Mixed 10m Air Pistol Standard SH1 event.

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