Overall, India finished with 10 medals including 6 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze to put up their best performance in the world shooting para sport event since their first participation in 2017. France (11) and Ukraine (15) took second and third place. ranked with 4 and 3 gold respectively.
Sinhraj, who qualified fourth, scored a total of 224.1 points in his steady round of shooting and registered a pillar to reach the final. Ukraine’s Denisiuk, who already had gold in the 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 final, Singhraj along with Deepender Singh and Manish Narwal had led the team to gold.
The individual gold was also Sinharaj’s first gold in the P4 event after several silver and bronze medals. “I am very happy to finally win gold in this event. I wanted to win it at Chateauroux 2022 in France, but there were some technical glitches. I am glad that I could execute my plans in Munich. I would like to thank my coaches I am success,” said the 40-year-old, who also has an individual silver and a team gold in the P3-mixed 25m pistol SH1 event.
Earlier, India started their campaign with a stellar performance at the Munich 2022 World Cup, thanks to Rahul Jakhar’s gold medal performance in the P3-mixed 25m pistol SH1 event. Jakhar along with Singhraj and Nihal won the team gold medal from Republic of Korea and Czech Republic with a total of 1695-36x.
Manish Narwal and Rubina Francis then won another gold medal in the P6 – Mixed Team 10m Air Pistol SH1.
The Indian shooting para sport team will next participate in the Al Ain 2022 World Championships in November.
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