Tokyo Paralympic Games: Avani Lekhara becomes first Indian woman to win gold at Paralympic Games | XtraTime

Tokyo Paralympic Games: Avani Lekhara becomes first Indian woman to win gold at Paralympic Games |  XtraTime

Shooter Avani Lekhara made history by winning gold on Monday in the 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Image source: Twitter

Xtra Time Web Desk: Shooter Avani Lekhara made history on Monday when she became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. Tokyo.

The 19-year-old finished with a world record total of 249.6, which is also a new Paralympic record.

After swimmer Murlikant Petkar (1972), javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia (2004 and 2016) and high jumper Thangavelu Mariyappan (2016), she is the fourth Indian athlete to win gold at the Paralympics.

In the SH1 Rifle category, shooters can hold a pistol with arms. The athletes have a limitation in their legs, for example amputations or spinal cord injury. Some athletes will compete in a seated position, while others will compete in a standing position.

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