Paralympics 2020: Praveen Kumar won silver, Avani Lekhran won two medals

Paralympics 2020: Praveen Kumar won silver, Avani Lekhran won two medals

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Category : Sports Published on: September 04 2021

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·        Indian para athlete Praveen Kumar on September 3, 2021 created a new Asian record by winning a silver medal in the men's high jump T64 event.

·        Avani Lekhran also became the first Indian woman to win two medals at the Paralympics, winning a bronze medal in the R8 Women's 50m Rifle 3P SH1 event.

·        She had earlier won a gold medal in the women's 10m Air Rifle R2 SH1 event.

Important facts

About Tokyo Paralympics

v Athletes: 4,537

v Dates: Tue, 24 Aug, 2021 – Sun, 5 Sep, 2021

v Location: Tokyo

v Motto: United by Emotion

v Stadium: Olympic Stadium (Tokyo 2020)

v Nations: 163

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