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Avani Lekhara, an Indian shooter who made history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in shooting at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, was named "Best Female Debut" at the 2021 Paralympic Sport Awards. The International Paralympic Committee declared the winners. She was the first Indian woman to win two Paralympic medals in a single Paralympic Games edition. At the Paralympic Games, India won a record 19 medals, including 5 gold, 8 silver, and 6 bronze.
Avani Lekhara is an Indian paralympian and rifle shooter who was born on November 8, 2001. At the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, she won a gold medal in 10m air rifle standing and a bronze medal in 50m rifle 3 positions.Lekhara is the World No. 2 in Women's 10m Air Rifle, with a SH1 (World Shooting Para Sport Rankings) ranking, and she competed in the 2018 Asian Para Games.The GoSports Foundation has helped her through the Para Champions Program.She is also the first Indian woman to win numerous Paralympic medals in a single event.The Government of Rajasthan has appointed her as Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) on an out-of-turn basis.