Tokyo Paralympics: Avani Lekhara bags first gold medal for India in shooting
Tokyo Paralympics: Avani Lekhara bags first gold medal for India in shooting

Tokyo: India's Avani Lekhara has won a gold medal in shooting at the Tokyo Paralympics. Avani is only 19 years old and has secured the first position in class SH1 of women's 10m air rifle. She scored 249.6 and topped the list. However, this is India's first gold medal in shooting in the history of Paralympics, and our salute to Avani who won this medal. Avani hails from Jaipur and entered the finals with a seventh position among 21 shooters in the qualification round of the event.

Yes, with this he scored 621.7 after six shots of 60 series, enough to make it to the top eight shooters. Let me tell you that this Indian shooter maintained consistency from start to end and scored more than 10 consecutive scores. On the other hand, China's Zhang Guiping and Ukraine's Irina Shetani secured the first two positions with a Paralympic qualification record of 626.0. You must know that Yogesh Kathuniya has won the silver medal in the discus throw for India today.

Yes, last Sunday, Bhavinaben Patel won silver medals in the women's singles table tennis event Class 4 and Nishad Kumar in the men's T47 high jump event. Apart from all this, discus throw athlete Vinod Kumar won a bronze medal in the men's F52 event with an Asian record at the Tokyo Paralympics last Sunday, but could not celebrate the victory due to protests over the classification of his disorder. The medal ceremony has also been postponed till the evening session of 30th August.

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