India shines at Paralympics as Avani Lekhara wins Gold!


Avani became the first Indian woman to win Gold at the Paralympics

Avani Lekhara made India proud by winning gold at the R-2 women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event at the Paralympics. She is the first Indian woman to win gold at the Paralympics. The 19 year old created a world record by shooting 249.6 which is also a new Paralympic record. “I can’t describe the feeling. I am feeling like I am on top of the world. It is indescribable,” said an excited Avani who is a law student. She had a car accident back in 2012 and suffered spinal injuries but this champion didn’t give up.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “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.”




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