New Delhi: Indian sporting fraternity on Saturday hailed shooters Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana's 1-2 finish at the Paralympics, terming the feat as "stuff of dreams", with President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also lauding the duo for bringing glory to the country.
The 19-year-old Narwal smashed the Paralympic record to clinch India's third gold in the ongoing Games, while the 39-year-old Adhana bagged the silver to make it a sensational one-two finish for the country in the P4 Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 final.
The gold and silver from the Faridabad duo took India's medal tally to 15 — 3 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 4, 2021
PM Modi said Narwal winning the gold medal at the Paralympics was a special moment for Indian sports.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 4, 2021
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur congratulated Narwal for his "fabulous victory" and for "holding the world record in this category".
Hailing Narwal and Adhana, India's first individual Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra tweeted:
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar expressed happiness at the country's dream run at the Paralympics.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 4, 2021
Former dashing India opener Virender Sehwag said:
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah tweeted:
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) September 4, 2021