Champion Avani Lekhara wins her second and India’s 12th medal at Tokyo Paralympics

19-year-old Avani Lekhara, who had become the first Indian woman to win gold at the Paralympics by finishing top of the podium in the women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing (SH1) event, made more history on Friday with a third-place finish in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions event. She became the first Indian woman to win two medals at a single edition of the Paralympics.

“More glory at the Tokyo #Paralympics. Elated by the stupendous performance of @AvaniLekhara. Congratulations to her on bringing home the Bronze medal. Wishing her the very best for her future endeavours,” PM Modi tweeted.

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