Manish Narwal-Rubina Francis Pair Win India’s Third Gold In Para Shooting World Cup

Manish Narwal-Rubina Francis Pair Win India’s Third Gold In Para Shooting World Cup

Manish Nirwal and Rubina Francis won the 10m P6 Air Pistol Mixed Team event and won the third gold medal for India at the World Shooting Parasport World Cup in Chattanooga, France on Wednesday. Narwal and Francis, who reached the final at the top position with a world record qualifying score of 565, defeated the Chinese pair of Yang Chao and Man Li 17-11 in the title race. The Indian pair’s total score was 274.3. Tokyo Paralympics gold medalist Narwal scored 138.7 in the last six shots. He made consecutive scores of 10 and 9, but Frances also matched her favorite partner with 9s, a few 8s and 10s.

China’s Chao was impressive with four 10s but failed at key moments.

On Thursday, Narwal, Sanghraj Adhana, Rahul Jakhar and Akash will be in action at the P4-Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 event.

On Tuesday, Sri Harsha Deoradi became the second Indian para-shooter to get a quota for the Paris Paralympics after winning a gold medal in the Ram Krishna Mixed 10m Air Rifle SH2 event.

Ram Krishna claimed the yellow metal with a final score of 253.1, while Slovakia’s Francis Tursk (252.6) and Tangue de la Forest (230.3) won silver and bronze medals respectively.

Ram Krishna thus followed the extraordinary show of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic champion Avani Lekhara, who set a new world record on the way by winning a gold medal. R2 – In the women’s 10m air rifle standing final, 20-year-old Lekhara from Rajasthan broke her own world record of 249.6 with a final score of 250.6 and won the gold medal, beating Poland’s Emilia Babska (247.6) and Anna. Norman of Sweden (225.6).


“This event is very important to me because it is the first event since Tokyo. It will help me to understand the progress that I have made on various aspects that I have been working on since then,” Lekhara said. Told the Olympic Committee of India (PCI).

“This is my first international event with my new equipment and it will help me to further analyze and adjust my game! Constantly analyze my game and improve the little things.” “My goal is to be a consistent shooter and I hope to win medals along the way.” India has been represented by 13 para shooters in this season of the World Cup which starts in Chattanooga, France.

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