Avani Lekhara creates history: The first woman from India to win gold in the Paralympics

Avani Lekhara

Avani Lekhara

At the Tokyo Paralympics, it has been raining medals for Team India. While India won three medals on Sunday (August 29), two silver and one bronze, Monday (August 30) got off to a flying start with Avani Lekhara, 19, claiming India's first medal in shooting at the Tokyo Paralympics in the women's 10m air rifle standing SH1 category. In the summit clash, Lekhara won gold with a total score of 249.6 (a new Paralympic record). she also ended up equalling the world record.

For the uninitiated, this is India's fourth medal at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, while Yogesh Kathuniya's discus throw final also guarantees him a medal.

Avani qualified for the final by coming in seventh place in the qualification round with a total score of 621.7. Avani made a strong comeback after a difficult start to reach the showcase event's finals. She scored 104.9, 104.8, and 104.1 on her third and fourth attempts to qualify for the game, respectively, before scoring 104.1 in the final round of qualification.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated and praised the girl, who won gold in her first Olympics, on his official Twitter account. He said: "Phenomenal performance by @avani lekhara! Congratulations on winning a hard-earned and well-deserved Gold, made possible due to your industrious nature and passion towards shooting. This is truly a special moment for Indian sports. Best wishes for your future endeavours."


Records created by Avani -

  • India's first Paralympic women gold medalist

  • In the Paralympics, India won its first medal in shooting.

  • Broke the para record

  • Equalled the world record

Bhavina Patel, Vinod Kumar, and Nishad Kumar had previously won medals for India on Sunday, when the country also commemorated Major Dhyan Chand's 116th birthday with a National Sports Day.


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