Avani Lekhara takes 2nd gold at World Shooting Para Sport World Cup

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modic acclaimed young paralympic champion on saturday Avani Lekhara for taking her second gold medal at the ongoing Chateauroux 2022 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup in France.

Lekhara shot 458.3 in the R8 – 50m women’s rifle 3-position SH1 final to take the gold ahead of veteran Paralympic stars Veronica Vadovicova (456.6) from Slovakia and Sweden’s Anna Normann (441.9).

Vadovicova and Normann took silver and bronze respectively.

20-year-old Lekhara has already won gold in the R2 – Women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 with a world record attempt on Day 1 and secured India a quota for the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris.

“Proud of Avani Lekhara for winning another gold at Chateauroux 2022. Her determination to scale new heights is remarkable,” Modi tweeted.

“I congratulate her on this achievement and wish her all the best for the future,” he said.

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