India Wins Gold Medal in Shooting World Cup by a women

Image of India's Avani Lekhara celebrating her gold medal win in the shooting world cup

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India’s Avani Lekhara won the gold medal in the women’s 10m air rifle standing SH1 event at the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Changwon, South Korea on June 8, 2023. Lekhara scored 250.6 points, setting a new world record in the process. The silver medal was won by Slovenia’s Monika Mraz with 247.9 points, and the bronze medal was won by China’s Zhang Cuiping with 227.5 points.

This is Lekhara’s second gold medal at the ISSF Shooting World Cup. She previously won the gold medal in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions SH1 event at the 2018 World Cup in Chateauroux, France.

Lekhara is a para-athlete who lost her right leg below the knee in a car accident in 2012. She took up shooting in 2015 and has since become one of India’s most successful para-shooters.

Lekhara’s gold medal is a major achievement for Indian shooting. It is a sign that Indian shooters are capable of competing at the highest level in the world. Lekhara’s success will inspire other Indian shooters to pursue their dreams of competing at the highest level.

Lekhara’s gold medal is also a major boost for Indian sporting culture. It shows that India is a country that can produce world-class athletes, even in sports that are not traditionally popular in the country. Lekhara’s success will help to raise the profile of Indian shooting and attract more sponsorships for the sport.

Lekhara’s gold medal is a historic moment for Indian shooting. It is a moment that will be remembered for years to come.

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