Avani Lekhara Becomes First Indian Women To Win Two Medals In A Paralympic Game


And it’s Avani’s day again.

Avani Lekhara, the young Paralympian who won the Gold medal in 10m air rifle last week at Tokyo has now again won a bronze in the women’s 50meter rifle 3PSH1 category at the Paralympics in Tokyo. With her new medal, she has set a new record by becoming the first Indian women athlete to win two medals at a Paralympics or Olympic Game

India’s medal tally at the Paralympics has now risen to 12 since Avani won the bronze. Earlier today, India’s Praveen Kumar had won the Silver Medal in Men’s High Jump event in T64 category at Tokyo.

Notably, Avani, who met with a major car accident at a mere age of 11, damaged her spinal cord and got paralysed completely from waist down. This accident put her to the wheel chair for all her life. But she did not lose hope. She turned his disability into a power and ability to excel in rifle control.

Today, Abani has created a new chapter of success in the history of Indian sports. The 19-year-old won a gold medal in the women’s 10m air rifle at the Tokyo Paralympics and a bronze medal in the 50m rifle.

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