Promising Manish Narwal shattered the world record en route clinching the gold in the P4 mixed 50m pistol SH1 event on the penultimate day of the 2021 Para Shooting World Cup here on Tuesday.
This was India’s second gold medal in the event after Singhraj claimed the yellow metal in P1 men’s 10m air pistol SH1 event.
Narwal, the 2019 World Championship bronze medallist, overcame a strong field that had Paralympic and world champion, including Iranian Sareh Javanmardi and Ukraine’s Oleksii Denusiuk, to finish with 229.1 points, enough to break the previous world record of Serbia’s Rastko Jokic (228.6).
The 19-year-old Narwal shot 5.7 points better than Javanmardi who ended on 223.4 points. The other Indian in the fray, Singhraj, also a Worlds medallist, claimed the bronze with 201.7 points.
In SH1 events, athletes are…