History was created at Tokyo when para shooter Avani Lekhara became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in the Paralympic Games. The 19-year-old girl from Rajasthan bagged gold in women's 10m Air Rifle SH1 with a world record score of 249.6 in the final. Her campaign did not end there. Avani clinched her second medal of the Tokyo Paralympics on Friday (Sept 3), a bronze in women's 50m rifle 3P SH1 event. With this, she has also become the first Indian woman to bag two medals in Paralympics.
By: Devbrat Patnaik
Last updated: 04 September 2021, 09:24 AM IST
India’s Avani Lekhara smiles on the range on her way to winning the Shooting Women’s 10m AR Standing SH1 Final at the Asaka Shooting Range during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Para shooter Avani waves after winning gold medal in women's 10m air rifle standing SH1 event at the Tokyo Paralympics
Avani Lekhara poses for photographs while standing on the podium after receiving the historic gold medal.
Avani Lekhara in action at the Women’s 50m Rifle 3P SH1 event at Paralympics 2020. She won a bronze.
An artist from Gurukul Art School in Mumbai makes a painting congratulating Avani Lekhara for winning Gold medal in Tokyo 2020 Paralympics