A tough collision with China’s target eagle, damage to the bones of the spine in a car accident in the year 2012
Tokyo, Aug 30 (IANS) | India’s Avani Lekhara on Monday won the country’s first gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympic Games in the women’s 10m air rifle SH1 with a world record score of 249.6. 19-year-old Avani had suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident in 2012. Avni qualified for the final in seventh place but rose to the top with a scintillating effort in the final.
China’s female shooter Zhang Kuiping finished second with a score of 248.9. While Irina Shetnik of Ukraine secured the third position with a total of 227.5 points. With this, India has won its fifth medal at the Tokyo Paralympics. Earlier today Yogesh Kathunia won silver medal in men’s discus throw F56 category.