Paralympics 2021: Avani Lekhara Creates History, Wins First Gold In Shooting

Tokyo Paralympics 2021: Avani Lekhara is feeling on top of the world as she becomes the first para-athlete to win gold in shooting. The 19-year old shooter clinched her first medal in the 10m rifle standing SH1 event. She has now reached the world record level by finishing the event with 249.6 scores.

“I can’t describe this feeling, it’s unexplainable,” said Avani on winning the medal. With this, India’s total medal tally reached 4 in the Tokyo event.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Avani Lekhara praising her sport spirit and giving best wishes for the future.

She has a disability in her lower body after an accident in 2012 causing traumatic paraplegia. But the World No.5 has not let any disability becomes an obstacle in her dreams. This is the first gold at Paralympics 2021, however, she had also won gold in Rio Paralympics in 2020.

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