India is excelling in sports other than cricket and the performance of the Indian contingent at the Munich Para Shooting World Cup just testifies to that. Team India finished at the top of the table and recorded their best-ever finish at the Para Shooting World Cup with ten medals, courtesy of two gold medals on the final day by Tokyo Paralympic medalist Singhraj Adhana.
Singhraj, who initially qualified in fourth place, rode on his steady rounds of shooting to score 224.1 points and eventually clinched the gold. He was followed by Ukraine’s Oleksiy Denisiuk, who settled for silver with 216.2 points, while Korea’s Jeongdu Jo won bronze after scoring 193.9. Before this individual gold, Adhana teamed up with compatriots Deepender Singh and Manish Narwal to take the team gold.
Notably, the gold medal in the P4 event was the first gold for Adhana who has won many silver and bronze medals in this discipline across tournaments. The 40-year-old was delighted on clinching his first-ever gold and thanked his coaches for the same.
“I am very happy to finally win a gold in this event. I wanted to win it in Chateauroux 2022 in France but had some technical glitches. I am happy that I could execute my plans in Munich,” Singhraj said in a release. “I would like to thank my coaches for the success.”
Earlier, India started off its Para Shooting World Cup campaign on a brilliant note with Rahul Jakhar clinching gold in P3-Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 event. Jakhar also combined with Singhraj and Nihal to take the team gold with a total of 1695-36x ahead of Korea and the Czech Republic. Shooters Manish Narwal and Rubina Francis followed it up with another gold in P6 – Mixed Team 10m Air SH1 Pistol event.
On the back of these top-drawer performances, India finished at the top of the table with ten medals including six golds, three silvers, and one bronze. France (11) and Ukraine (15), took second and third place, having won 4 and 3 gold respectively. Notably, this was India’s best-ever performance since they started participating in the event in 2017.