2020 Tokyo Paralympic Current Affairs, GK & News

Avani Lekhara: 1st Indian woman to win 2 Paralympic medals

Avani Lekhara has become the 1st Indian women to win two Paralympic medals at a single edition of the Paralympics on September 3, 2021. Key Points Avani Lekhara won a bronze medal in women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions (SH1) event. She made history with a third-place finish. She had become the first Indian woman to ..

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2020 Paralympics: Avani Lekhara wins Gold Medal

On August 30, 2021, Shooter Avani Lekhara has won India’s first gold medal in 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Key Points Avani Lekhara won medal in women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing (SH1) event She is a 19-year-old Lekhara and created a record at Paralympics by equalling the world record of Ukraine’s Iryna Shchetnik. Iryna Shchetnik had a ..

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Yogesh Kathuniya clinch Silver Medal in Paralympics

Discus thrower, Yogesh Kathuniya, clinched a silver medal on August 30 in the men’s F56 event in 2020 Paralympics. Highlights On August 29, India picked up a silver in high jump and a bronze in discus throw, which is on hold because of a protest. Brazil’s defending champion and world record holder, Claudiney Batista dos ..

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Indian athletes leave for Tokyo Paralympics

First batch of Indian athletes, including flagbearer Thangavelu Mariyappan have left for the Tokyo Paralympics on August 18, 2021. About 2020 Summer Paralympics 2020 Summer Paralympics is branded as Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. They are an upcoming major international multi-sport parasports event. The Games are governed by International Paralympic Committee. This year will mark the ..

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