Avani Lekhara wins gold with World Report at Para Taking pictures World Cup, books Paris 2024 quota

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India’s Avani Lekhara gained gold on the Chateauroux Para Taking pictures World Cup with a world report rating of 250.6 in girls’s 10m air rifle standing SH1 on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old broke her personal world report of 249.6 and guarantee herself a spot on the Paris Paralympics 2024. Poland’s Emilia Babska bagged the silver medal with a complete of 247.6, whereas the bronze went to Anna Normann of Sweden with a complete of 225.6

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SH1 class is for athletes with decrease limb impairment for competitors in rifle occasions.

Earlier, Lekhara was on the verge of lacking the World Cup as her coach and escort had been denied visas. Nevertheless, the difficulty was resolved with well timed  intervention from the SAI and Sports activities Ministry.

In August final 12 months, Lekhara bagged a gold within the 10m air rifle standing occasion within the SH1 class on the Tokyo Paralympics. She adopted it up with a bronze within the girls’s 50m rifle 3 positions SH1 occasion, making her the primary Indian lady to win a number of medals on the Paralympics.

(With inputs from PTI)

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