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Last year’s Paralympics Games (Tokyo Paralympics) Rahul had made it to the final of the P3 mixed 25m pistol SH1 event but he could not win a medal.
Indian para shooters won the ongoing Para Shooting World Cup in France (Para Shooting World Cup) maintained good performance in Rahul Jakhar (Rahul Jakhar) Won Gold Medal in P5 Mixed 10m Air Pistol Standard SH1 and Team Events. In the SH1 pistol event, shooters have a spinal cord injury or amputation of an arm or leg resulting in a deformity of an arm or leg. In this qualifying tournament of Paris Paralympics, India has won five gold and three silver medals in four days.
Jakhar won two gold
Jakhar, who finished fifth in the mixed 25m pistol final at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020, defeated Rubina Francis of India. He scored 90 plus in the first three series and his total score was 367 sixes. Eden Gayle of France got the bronze medal. Jakhar won the gold medal in the men’s 10m air pistol with a world record at the Croatia 2019 World Cup. By adding the scores of Jakhar, Deepender Singh and Akash, India scored 1042 in the team category. Won gold medal with 12 x. France finished second and Poland third. Last year’s Paralympics Games Rahul had made it to the final of the P3 mixed 25m pistol SH1 event but could not win a medal. He finished fifth. Thirty-five years old Jakhar was eliminated after the end of the seventh series in the finals.
Indian shooters were in trouble due to non-receipt of visa
Earlier, the pair of Manish Narwal and Rubina, Ramakrishna and Avani Lekhara won gold medals for India. There was a lot of controversy before the tournament. Six players, including Avani Lekhara, did not get visas. After this, after the intervention of the Ministry of Sports and the Ministry of External Affairs, the players got visas, due to which these players were able to reach the tournament on time.
Avani won gold with world record
After Avni’s tweet, the Sports Ministry took cognizance of the matter and got visas for the players. Earlier, she was on the verge of being ruled out of the tournament as her coach and assistant were not initially granted visas. Won the gold medal in the women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event with a world record of 250.6 points. Twenty-year-old Avani broke her own world record of 249.6 to qualify for the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games.