- Indian’s Avani Lekhara won the gold medal in shooting at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.
- Indian shooter Avani Lekhara also set a Paralympic record of 249.6.
- Lekhara is presently ranked world No. 5 in SH1 (World Shooting Para Sports Ranking) in Women’s 10m Air Rifle
TOKYO PARALYMPICS 2020: India’s Avani Lekhara has won the gold medal in shooting at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. This is India’s first gold medal in shooting throughout the entire existence of the Paralympics. 19-year-old Avani got the first position in class SH1 of women’s R-2 10m Air Rifle. Avani had said in a meeting in November 2019 that she needs to win a medal in Tokyo.
Indian shooter Avani Lekhara has made history in the Tokyo Paralympics. She has won Gold Medal in 10m Air Rifle Shooting. Aside from winning the gold medal, Avani also set a Paralympic record of 249.6.
“Another girl has made India proud. Generous congrats to Avani Lekhara, the first woman of India to win a gold medal in the Paralympics. It is the consequence of your hard work that today our tricolor has been raised at the highest point of the platform.” said President Ram Nath Kovind.
Another daughter of India makes us proud!— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 30, 2021
Congratulations to Avani Lekhara for creating history and becoming the first Indian woman to win a Gold at #Paralympics. India is elated by your stellar performance! Our tricolour flies high at the podium due to your phenomenal feat.
Avani Lekhara was born on 8 November 2001 is an Indian Paralympian and rifle shooter. She won the gold award in the 10m air rifle at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Lekhara is presently ranked world No. 5 in SH1 (World Shooting Para Sports Ranking) in Women’s 10m Air Rifle and has taken part in the 2018 Asian Para Games. Held by the GoSports Foundation through the Para Champions Program.
A car accident in 2012 at 11 years old left him with complete paralysis. His dad encouraged him to join the sport, take preparing for toxophilism. However, he tracked down his actual passion to go into shooting. She is as of now studying law in Rajasthan, India.