Tokyo Paralympics: Avani Lekhara becomes first Indian woman to win gold medal

Indian para shooter Avani Lekhara became the first woman from India to win Paralympic gold when she won the women’s 10m air rifle standings SH1 title in Tokyo.

Indian Paralympic shooter Avani Lekhara on Monday (August 30) created history at the Tokyo Paralympics when she became the first woman from the country to win a Paralympic gold medal. Avani defeated China’s Zhang Qiping (Silver) and Ukraine’s Irina Shchetnik (Bronze) to win the women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 title.

Avni equaled the current WR to win the Women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 category with her gold medal winning performance in Tokyo.

PM Modi tweet Phenomenal performance @AvaniLekhara! 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.