Avani Lekhara Wins Gold Medal In Shooting Event In Paralympics

BP World Bureau | Aug 30 2021 10:29:12 AM
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Avani Lekhara won India's first medal in shooting at the Tokyo Paralympics. 

She aced in the women’s 10m air rifle standing SH1 event. 

She won with a total score of 249.6 in the final, equalling the world record. 

19-year-old makes history as the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Before her, swimmer Murlikant Petkar, javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia, and high jumper Thangavelu Mariyappan won gold medals.

Deepa Malik, who heads the Paralympic Committee of India, lauded Lekhara for her win. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated her.

Read: Bhavina Patel Won Silver For Table Tennis In Tokyo Paralympics 


Bhavinaben Patel made history by winning a silver medal in Table Tennis at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics in Japan. She lost to China's Zhou Ying in the final of the women's singles class 4 event.