Avani Lekhara ,first Indian woman to win 2 Paralympic medals

Avani Lekhara today became the first Indian woman to win two Paralympic medals by winnin the 50m Rifle 3 Position SH1 bronze to add to an unprecedented gold she had won earlier.

The 19-year-old qualified second for the event by gaining score of 1176, including 51 inner 10s.

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In the finals, Lekhara got 445.9 to defeat Ukraine’s Iryna Shchetnik, who let slip her grip on the medal spot with a poor third shot of 9.9 in the elimination.

Thus Lekhara became the first Indian woman to win a Paralympic gold by gaining top honours in the 10m air rifle sat the event.

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