Indian shooter Avani Lekhara has won India’s first gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics. On 30 August 2021, Avani has won the gold medal in the women’s 10m air rifle class SH1 in the shooting competition. Avani Lekhara has given India its first gold medal by performing brilliantly.
She set a Paralympic record with a score of 249.6 and equaled the world record. With this victory, Avni has also equaled the world record of Iriana Shetnik of Ukraine. This is India’s first gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics. She won this gold medal in the women’s 10m air event SH-1.
Avani became the first Indian woman player
Avani equaled the world record by scoring 249.6 in the final and secured the first position. She defeated China’s Zhang Kuiping (248.9 points). Ukraine’s Iriana Shetnik (227.5) got the bronze medal. Avani is the first Indian female athlete to win a gold medal in the Paralympic Games.
India also has its first medal in the shooting competition of these games. This is also the country’s first gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics. She is the third Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympic Games.
About Avani Lekhara
Avni, who wrote a new story of success in the Tokyo Paralympics, started shooting in the year 2015 at the Jagatpura Sports Complex in Jaipur (Rajasthan). Let us tell you that Avni was injured in a car accident in the year 2012. After this he had to take the help of wheel chair.
Avni Lekhara was born on 8 November 2021 in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Avni initially tried both shooting and archery. After this Avni enjoyed shooting more. After that she continued it.