Tokyo Paralympics: Singhraj Adana bags shooting bronze; Rubina Francis finishes 7th

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Tokyo: Shooter Singhraj Adana won bronze in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol SH1 Final at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics with a score of 216.8 Tuesday, continuing India’s impressive campaign at the 2020 Paralympics. Adana’s compatriot Manish Narwal finished first in qualification but was knocked out early in the finals.

With his 20th shot, Adana earned a spot on the podium in such a close battle. China’s Lou Xi was in third place in the standings, but his poor shot of 8.6 allowed Adana to take third place.

Huang Xing and Yang Chao, a Chinese duo, secured the top two podium spots.

Rubina Francis, an Indian shooter, finished seventh in the women’s 10m air pistol SH1 final of the Tokyo Paralympic Games earlier in the day. Francis was eliminated in seventh place at the Akasa Shooting Range with 128.1 points.

With a world record score of 239.2, Iran’s Sareh Javanmardi won the gold medal. Aysegul Pehlivanlar of Turkey won silver, while Krisztina of Hungary took bronze.

Francis scored 92.6 points from ten shots in the first round of the competition. In the first stage, she set a low goal of 6.6, which proved very fatal to the Indian. Eventually,in the next four shots, the shooter was eliminated, and she finished seventh in the final.

 

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