Tokyo Paralympics: Avni becomes first Indian woman to win gold medal, also equals world record- India’s Avani Lekhara has created history in shooting at the Tokyo Paralympics. He won the gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle Standing SH-1 final with a score of 249.6. This is a new record in Paralympic Games. With this win, Avani has also equaled the world record held by Ukraine’s Iriana Shetnik. Shetnik scored 249.6 in Serbia in 2018.
Avni became the first Indian woman player to win a gold medal in Paralympics
Avni, who hails from Jaipur, equaled the world record by scoring 249.6 in the final and secured the first position. She defeated China’s Zhang Kuiping (248.9 points). Ukraine’s Iriana Shetnik (227.5) got the bronze medal. Avani is the first Indian female athlete to win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. Along with this, India also has its first medal in the shooting competition of these games. This is also the country’s first gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics. She is the third Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympic Games.
Monday morning was very pleasant for Rajasthan. This is because India set big records in Tokyo Paralympic today. Three promising players of the state Avni Lakhera, Devendra Jhajharia and Sundar Gurjar achieved big milestones with their skills today. Here, star para athlete and two-time gold medalist Devendra Jhajhadia of Churu won silver in the Javelin Throw competition of Tokyo Paralympics. On the other hand, Sundar Gurjar of Jaipur also raised the honor of the state by winning the bronze. At the same time, Avni Lakhera, the daughter of the state, created history by winning gold in shooting.
PM Modi praised by tweeting
Let us tell you that Sundar Gurjar finished third behind Jhajharia in the F46 competition of men’s javelin throw. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Devendra Jhajharia for winning the silver medal in the men’s javelin throw competition and Sunder Singh Gurjar for winning the bronze medal at the Paralympic Games. Also praising him, he said that the country is proud of both the players. PM Modi tweeted about both the Javelin medalists from Rajasthan. In this tweet, PM Modi wrote that congratulated both the players for winning medals. While addressing Devendra, wrote that you are from the land of Maharana Pratap and are throwing spears. On the other hand, wrote about the beautiful Gurjar that “You have done a very beautiful job. Similarly, praising Avni, the PM wrote that this has been possible because of your hardworking nature and passion for shooting.