Indian Shooter Rahul Jakhar on Thursday, September 2, 2021, bagged the fifth position in the Mixed 25m Pistol category at Tokyo Paralympics. In the finals, he was eliminated at the end of the seventh series. 

The 35-year-old had secured the 2nd spot in the qualifiers with a score of 576. In the qualifying round, Jakhar shot 284 in the precision stage and 292 in the rapid round. 

Rahul Jakhar participated in the Mixed 25m Pistol S1 competition. Athletes in SH1 pistol competitions have an impairment affecting one arm and/or the legs, resulting from amputations or spinal cord injuries.

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The other Indian in fray, Akash, could not qualify for the finals after ending 20th in the qualifications with a score of 551 (278 in precision and 273 in rapid).

The mixed event features both male and female shooters with the top eight qualifying for the finals.

Meanwhile, India have so far claimed as many as two medals in shooting.

The first was an unprecedented gold by Avani Lekhara in the women’s 10m air rifle SH1 competition. Singhraj Adana later picked up a bronze in the men’s 10m air pistol SH1 event.