Shooter Avani Lekhara wins Gold at Tokyo Paralympics; first Indian woman ever to do so

Shooter Avani Lekhara won the first Gold medal for India at the Women's 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1competition of the Tokyo Paralympics.  19-year old Avani is the first-ever Indian woman to clinch gold at the Paralympics. The Indian shooter equalled the Paralympics record of 249.6 points to take the top podium. The silver medal went to China's Cuiping Zhang with 248.9 points while Ukraine's Iryna Shchetnik won the bronze medal with 227.5 points. PM Modi congratulates Avani Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Avani on her phenomenal performance. 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. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 30, 2021 Congratulating her on winning a hard-earned Gold, the Prime Minister said that the medal was made possible because of her passion for shooting. He also called it a truly special moment for Indian sports. 

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