Xtra Time Web Desk: Shooter Singhraj Adhana won bronze in the men’s 10m air pistol SH1 event at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. The 39-year-old, who is suffering from polio and making his Games debut, shot a total of 216.8 to finish the event in third place after qualifying for the eight-man final as sixth best shooter.
However, Manish Narwal, who led the qualifiers with 575, was eliminated in seventh place when it mattered most. This is India’s second medal in shooting sports. Avani Lekhara won the women’s 10m air rifle standing final (SH 1) on Monday.
Adana hovered around the top three and fell out of contention with his poor 19th shot, but managed to come back in the reckoning with his 20th attempt when China’s Xiaolong Lou got an 8.6.
The gunman from Haryana’s Bahadurgarh started the sport only four years ago and was the president of Sainik School in Faridabad. His grandfather was part of the country’s freedom movement and served in the British Indian Army during World War II.