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India At Asian Para Games 2023: Record-breaking Avani Lekhara Wins Gold Medal In Women's 10m AR Stand SH1

Avani Lekhara is the first Indian female Paralympian to win two medals (Gold, Bronze) in Paralympics history.

Avani Lekhara (c) poses with the gold medal on the podium
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Indian para shooter Avani Lekhara created history at the Asian Para Games 2023 as she clinched Gold in the Women's R2 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 category. Avani's glorious Gold marked India's second medal in Para Shooting at Asian Para Games so far. (More Sports News)

With a total score of 249.6, Avani also registered her names in the record books with a new Asian Para Games Record.

Other Indian para shooter Mona Agarwal finished 6th in the standings.

Here's all you need to know about gold medalist, Avani Lekhara
Born in Jaipur, Rajasthan in November 2001, Avani Lekhara met with a road accidetnt in 2012 that made her wheelchair bound ever since. But did not stop her as her father encouraged Avani to take up sports and she she started training in archery.

Her shooting career took-off in 2015, inspired by former Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra. Avani began her career with Junior World Records to name but her career sky-rocketed in 2021 Tokyo Paralympics when she became the first Indian female Paralympian to win two medals (Gold, Bronze) in Paralympics history. Avani is also a recipient of Padma Shri and Khel Ratna awards.

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