Avani Lekhara becomes first Indian woman to win gold medal in Paralympics

NewsDesk    30-Aug-2021
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India's Avani Lekhara has won the country's first gold medal of the Tokyo Paralympics. In the process, she has become the first Indian woman to win gold at the Paralympics and the fifth Indian overall to win the top medal at the Games.The 19-year-old won gold with a Paralympic record and equalled the world record with a score of 239.7. She lead the field after a solid start and maintained the lead to secure gold.This is India's fourth confirmed medal of the Games. High jumper Nishad Kumar and table tennis player Bhavani Patel had both won silver on Sunday while discus thrower Yogesh Kathuniya confirmed a medal for himself in the F56 event on Monday. Vinod Kumar had won bronze in the F52 discus throw event but his result has been put under review.