It’s a proud moment for our country that Avani Lekhara wins a bronze medal at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. She wins a bronze medal and gained the third position in the women’s 50m Rifle (SH1) category in the Tokyo Paralympics games.
Avani Lekhara creates history and will become the first Indian women for winning two medals in the Paralympic games that is a great achievement. Earlier, she won the gold medal in the women’s 10m Air Rifle (SH1) classification in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.
In the year 2012, Avani sustained injuries in the spinal cord during a car accident. She started shooting after reading the autobiography of Olympic gold medalist, Abhinav Bindra. Avani tried her hand in different sports including archery but she concentrated on shooting after her father’s encouragement.
Firstly, Avani started shooting in Jagatpura Sports Complex in Jaipur in the year 2015. After two years, she won a silver medal at the Para Shooting World Cup in UAE in the year 2017. Again, she won a silver medal in the Para Shooting World Cup in Osijek, Croatia in the year 2019. Avani also won a gold medal in the women’s R2 10m air rifle (SH1) category at the first National Para-Shooting championships in March 2021.
Avani Lekhara likes watching movies, cooking, baking, listening to music, and spending special time with her family.
In past, Joginder Singh won several medals including one silver and two bronze medals in the Paralympic Games 1984.