History created at Tokyo 2020 as Avani Lekhara becomes the first Indian woman to win Paralympics gold.
India had an excellent Monday morning as they had managed to win three medals on August 30th. Most importantly, they had won their first gold in this year’s Paralympics.
The shooter Avani Lekhara created history by winning the gold medal at the R-2 women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event here.
She also created the joint world record with a total of 249.6.
GOLD IN PARALYMPICS FOR INDIA-
Murlikant Petkar (1972)- Swimming
Devendra Jhajharia (2004 and 2016)- Javelin Throw
Thangavelu Mariyappan (2016).- High Jump
AVANI LEKHARA (2021)- SHOOTING
Earlier, India’s legendary Javelin Thrower Devendra Jhajharia had won silver while Sundar Singh Gurjar bagged a bronze medal in the F46 event.
Also, Yogesh Kathuniya bagged silver in the discus throw event to take India’s medal tally to seven.
India has gold, four silver medal and two bronze medal now. They are currently at the 34th position.
(Photo Credit: Reuters)