image sourceReutersimage captionAvani Lekhara scored a stunning 149.6 in the final event on Monday

Shooter Avani Lekhara has created sporting history after becoming the first Indian woman to win a Paralympics gold medal.

The 19-year-old won with an impressive score of 149.6 in the final event of women's 10m air rifle standing at Tokyo on Monday.

With this, Lekhara has set a new Paralympic record and has also equalled the world record.

Many in India have taken to Twitter to praise her historic achievement.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called her victory a "truly special moment for Indian sports".

Phenomenal performance @AvaniLekhara! Congratulations on winning a hard-earned and well-deserved Gold, made possible due to your industrious nature and passion towards shooting. This is truly a special moment for Indian sports. Best wishes for your future endeavours.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 30, 2021
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Lekhara's medal has taken India's tally to four, putting the country on course for its best showing at the Paralympic games.

On Monday, Yogesh Kathuniya won a silver in discus throw. Bhavinaben Patel clinched a historic silver in table tennis, while high jumper Nishad Kumar won a silver in men's high jump event.