Munich Para Shooting: Indian shooters win 10 medals

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Munich (Germany), Aug 2 (IANS) Paralympic medallist Singhraj came out with an impressive show to take two gold medals on the final day and propel India to the top of the medals table at the end of the Munich 2022 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup.

Overall, India finished with 10 medals including 6 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze to record their best ever show at a World Shooting Para Sport event since their first participation in 2017. France (11) and Ukraine (15) took the second and third places with 4 and 3 Golds respectively.

Singhraj, who qualified in fourth place, rode on his steady rounds of shooting to total 224.1 points and record a pillar to post finish in the finals. Ukraine’s Denisiuk, who already had a gold in P5 – Mixed 10m Air Pistol Standard SH1 final, settled for silver with 216.2 points, ahead of Korea’s Jeongdu Jo (193.9).

Before the finals, Singhraj had combined with Deepender Singh and Manish Narwal to take the Team gold.

The individual gold was also Singhraj’s first ever in the P4 event after 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. I would like to thank my coaches for the success,” said the 40-year-old who also has an individual silver and a Team gold in P3- Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 event.

Earlier, India has started off their campaign at the Munich 2022 World Cup on a brilliant note, thanks to Rahul Jakhar’s gold medal performances 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 Republic of Korea and the Czech Republic.

Manish Narwal and Rubina Francis followed it up with another gold in P6 – Mixed Team 10m Air Pistol SH1.

The Indian Shooting Para Sport team will next be in action at the Al Ain 2022 World Championships in November.

–IANS

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