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    Avani Lekhara wins Silver at Para Shooting World Cup


    Paralympic champion Avani Lekhara of India won a silver in women’s 10m air rifle standing SH1 at the ongoing WSPS World Cup at Changwon, Korea.

    The 21-year-old Avani registered 10.3 on the 24th shot for a total acore of 250.1, missing out on a top spot to Anna Benson of Sweden by the narrowest possible margin of 0.1 point.

    Earlier in the qualification, Avani shot the thid best score of 626.5.

    The Changwon 2023 WSPS World Cup is the season opener for the WSPS season and will offer Paris 2024 Paralympic quotas.

    Last year Avani had alreday won a Paralympic quota in this event at the World Cup in Chateauroux, France after winning the gold with a world record of 250.6.

    In August 2021, Avani bagged a gold in Women’s 10m air rifle SH1 at the Tokyo Paralympics. She followed it up with a bronze in the women 50m rifle three positions SH1, making her the first Indian woman to win multiple medals at the Paralympics.