Tokyo Paralympics: Indian para shooter Rahul Jakhar finishes 5th in the Mixed 25m Pistol Shooting event

Rahul Jakhar, the Indian para pistol shooter has missed a chance to get the medal for his country as he finished 5th in the final round of the Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 event.

The Indian para pistol shooter Rahul Jakhar has just missed the medal in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. Rahul was competing in the Mixed P3 – 25m Pistol Shooting final event where he finished in the 5th position with 12 points. The World no. 8 in Men’s 10m Air Pistol SH1 in World Shooting Para Sports Rankings couldn’t’ manage to get his first medal in the Paralympic Games.

Rahul performed very well in the qualification round of the mixed 25m Pistol shooting event where he manages to finish in the 2nd position with a total of 576 points just after China’s Huang Xing. There were two Indians who were in contention for a medal in this 25m mixed shooting event, one was Rahul Jakhar and the other one was Akash who failed to advance to the final round as he had only 551 points and was at 20th rank after the qualification rapid round ended.

The Indian para pistol shooter (Rahul Jakhar) also competed in the Asian Para Games in the year 2018 in a mixed 50m shooting event but he couldn’t win a medal there as well. China’s para pistol shooter Huang Xing who was at rank 1 in the qualification round, remained at 1 in the final round as well with 27 points and won the gold medal for his country. Polish shooter Szymon Sowinski with 21 points finished second and Oleksii Denysiuk of Ukraine was on the third with 20 points after the end of the final event of Mixed 25m pistol shooting in the 2020 Paralympic Games.

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