Para shooter Avani Lekhara clinches silver; India stay in top three


Avani Lekhara shot brilliantly to clinch the silver medal as India had one other good day in workplace on the ongoing Al Ain 2021 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup right here on Monday.

Lekhara put up a powerful problem in the R2 – girls’s 10m air rifle standing SH1 last however fell brief in the top to go all the way down to Ukraine’s Iryna Shchetnik by simply 0.3 factors.

The last rating learn 249-248.7.

“This is a great moment for Shooting Para Sport in the country. After the National Championships, the shooters are winning laurels for the country in Al Ain. We are very proud of their achievements,” Paralympic Committee of India President Deepa Malik mentioned in a launch.

After 5 days of competitors in Al Ain 2021, Ukraine continued to steer the medals tally with 4 gold, 4 silver and one bronze, adopted by the hosts United Arab Emirates with three gold and a silver and India with one gold, one silver and a bronze medal.

A complete of 120 athletes from 24 nations are competing right here till March 24 on the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club, the identical capturing vary that can host the following World Championships in 2022.

This is the primary World Shooting Para Sport competitors in multiple 12 months because the 2020 season was cancelled as a result of COVID-19 Pandemic.


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