Para shooter Avani Lekhara has created history by winning gold for India at the Tokyo Paralympics. Know about Avni who reached here after a hard struggle.
India’s shooter Avani Lekhara has created history in the Tokyo Paralympics. He has won Gold Medal in 10m Air Rifle Shooting. Along with this, Avani has also set a Paralympic record of 249.6. Although Avni has struggled hard at a young age. His life had been very ups and downs. An accident changed his whole life. Today the whole country is proud of Avani’s success. The whole of India is saluting him on social media, while PM Narendra Modi has congratulated him through Twitter.
Who is Avani Lekhara?
19-year-old Avani Lekhra is a resident of Jaipur, Rajasthan. Apart from being a sportsperson, she is studying law. Her parents Praveen Lekhara and Shweta Lekhara were sure that their daughter would bring gold to India. Today the credit of Avni’s success also goes to her father. His father was the one who encouraged Avni in her difficult times.
The accident occurred at the age of 11
In the year 2012, Avani Lekhara was the victim of a major accident. He was badly injured in a car accident. When he was admitted to the hospital, it was found that his spinal cord was broken. This accident brought turmoil in his whole life and left him in a wheelchair. She was completely broken after this accident, but her father asked her to pursue sports. His father used to take Avni for shooting and archery training, where Avni has chosen to shoot.
Inspiration for shooting from Abhinav Bindra
After the car accident, when Avni was broken. Then his father gave him the biography of shooter Abhinav Bindra ‘A Shot at History’ to read. Avni read this book and she became interested in shooting.
Has also won gold in Rio Paralympics
Avani Lekhra had also waved her flag in the 2016 Rio Olympics. She won the gold medal in the women’s 10m air standings SH-1 played at the Rio Olympics. Not only this, in the year 2015, Avani won gold in the state championship, at that time she did not even have her own rifle, she had borrowed it from her coach.
Many leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Amit congratulated
Congratulating Avani, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Unprecedented performance Avani Lekhara. This has been possible because of your hard-working nature and passion for shooting. Congratulations on winning the gold. For Indian sports, this is indeed a special moment. Best wishes for your future.
At the same time, His Excellency President Ram Nath Kovind also extended his best wishes to Avni, he said, ‘Another daughter has made India proud. Best wishes to Avani Lekhara, India’s first woman in Paralympics, who won gold. It is because of your hard work that our tricolor has been hoisted at the top of the podium today.
Along with this, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, and many other union ministers wished Avni and other para-athletes along with her.
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