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Avani Lekhara wins gold at French World Cup, qualifies for Paris Paralympics

Tokyo Paralympic double medalist Avani Lekhara won gold in 10m AR Standing SH1at the ongoing Chateauroux Para Shooting World Cup with a world record score on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old finished with a total of 250.6 in the final and broke her previous world record of 249.6. Poland’s Emilia Babska (247.6) claimed silver Anna Normann of Sweden took bronze with a total of 225.6.

Earlier, she had finished at the top in the qualifier with 627.7.

Avani also ensured herself a spot at the Paris Paralympics 2024. She has won gold in 10m AR Standing SH1 and a bronze in 50m rifle 3 positions SH1 at the Tokyo Paralympics.

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