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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Avani Lekhara wins Gold medal in R-2 women’s 10m Air Rifle on Monday

Tokyo, August 30: After Devendra Jhajharia won the ‘silver medal‘ in the men’s javelin throw – F46 final event on Monday at the Tokyo Paralympics with his best throw of 64.35, while Sundar Singh Gurjar won the ‘Bronze medal‘ in the same event with his best throw of 64.01.

Another Indian athlete Avani Lekhara became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Paralympics, firing her way to the top of the podium in the R-2 women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event in Tokyo on Monday.


The 19-year-old finished with a world record-equalling total of 249.6, which is also a new Paralympic record.

She’s the fourth Indian athlete to win a Paralympics gold after swimmer Murlikant Petkar (1972), javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia (2004 and 2016), and high jumper Thangavelu Mariyappan (2016).


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