Shooter Avani Lekhara grew to become the primary Indian girl to win a Paralympic gold medal as she topped the rostrum in ladies’s 10m Air Rifle Standing (SH1) occasion on the Tokyo Paralympics on Monday. The Indian shooter created a Paralympics report and equalled the world report with a rating of 249.6 to win the gold medal.
China’s Cuiping Zhang gained silver with 248.9 and Ukraine’s Iryna Shchetnik took bronze with a complete of 227.5. Avani Lekhara‘s was India’s first para gold in capturing on the Paralympics and she or he equalled Iryna Shchetnik’s world report that was set in 2018. She additionally grew to become the primary Indian girl to win a gold on the Paralympics.
She registered good scores of 104.9, 104.8 in her third and fourth try to be within the recreation earlier than scoring 104.1 within the ultimate spherical of qualification. The Indian shooter will now lock horns within the finals of the showpiece occasion.
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
Lekhara grew to become the fourth Indian athlete to win a gold medal on the Paralympics after swimmer Murlikant Petkar in 1972, javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia in 2004 and 2016 and excessive jumper Thangavelu Mariyappan in 2016.
Shooters are capable of maintain a gun with arms within the SH1 Rifle class. Athletes have an impairment of their legs as some athletes compete in a seated place whereas others compete in a standing place.
(With PTI inputs)