In addition to the gold medal which she women’s 10m air rifle just 4 days ago.
Lekhara took India’s medal tally to 12 as she claimed her 2nd medal at the Paralympics.
Lekhara, who qualified to the finals in sixth clawed her way back after finding herself languishing at sixth after two rounds.
In the clutch shot, Lekhara shot an impressive 10.5 to edge out Ukraine’s Iryna Shchetnik
The 19-year-old was fourth when the field had come down to the last four and she took third place with a decisive shot of 10.5,
She finished with a total score of 445.9 while Ukraine’s Iryna Schetnik finished fourth with 435.3
China’s Cuiping Zhang won gold with a Paralympic record score of 457.9 while Germany’s Natascha Hiltrop shot 457.1 to win silver.
With this medal, India’s tally goes up to 12 and this is also India’s second medal of the day after Praveen Kumar won silver in the men’s high jump T64.
The Tokyo Paralympics marks India’s best-ever performance at an edition of the Games
BRONZE FOR AVANI LEKHARA! 🎉
We have our twelfth medal and the fourth #Bronze
What an achievement! What a moment! ❤️🇮🇳
Congratulations! 👏 pic.twitter.com/BnW5f7Jgxe
— Sportskeeda India (@Sportskeeda) September 3, 2021
Avani Lekhara’s journey so far
Avani has won many World Cup medals since 2017 including a Silver with a Junior World Record in R2 at the WSPS World Cup 2017
As well as bronze at the WSPS World Cup Bangkok 2017, silver in the WSPS World Cup in Osijek, Croatia 2019, and silver in the WSPS World Cup Al-Ain 2021
She won the Tokyo Paralympics quota in February 2019 in the UAE.
She has been wheelchair-bound since a road accident in 2012. The school topper believes life is not about holding good cards but playing well with those one holds.
Now Avani becomes the most decorated Indian Para-athlete in the history of the Paralympic games.