Adhana delivers India’s best-ever finish at WCJuly 22, 2022
Tokyo Paralympics silver medallist Singhraj Adhana won two gold medals on the final day as India produced their best-ever performance at the Para Shooting World Cup, finishing with 10 medals here.
Adhana’s twin medals propelled India to the top of the medals table, their best performance since taking part in the competition for the first time in 2017. In total, India won six gold, three silver and a bronze.
France (11) and Ukraine (15) took the second and third place, having won four and three gold, respectively.
On the final day, Adhana, who initially qualified in the fourth place, produced steady shooting to score 224.1 points and eventually clinched the gold in the P4 mixed 50m pistol SH1 event.
Ukraine’s Oleksiy Denysiuk settled for silver with 216.2 points, while South Korea’s Jeongdu Jo won bronze with a score of 193.9.
Before the individual event, Adhana had teamed up with compatriots Deepender Singh and Manish Narwal to take the team gold. The individual gold was also Adhana’s first in the P4 event after having won several silver and bronze medals.
“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,” he said. “I would like to thank my coaches for the success.”
Earlier, India started off its campaign on a brilliant note with Rahul Jakhar clinching gold in P3 mixed 25m pistol SH1 event.
Jakhar also combined with Adhana and Nihal to take the team gold ahead of South Korea and the Czech Republic. Narwal and Rubina Francis followed it up with another gold in the P6 mixed team 10m air SH1 pistol event.