Tokyo: Avani Lakhera, who dropped India’s gold medal in Tokyo Paralympics, has created history. Indian Paralympic Committee President Deepa Malik congratulated her on winning the gold medal. Apart from him Abhivan Bindra, who won India’s first gold in Beijing Olympics, also congratulated him. Avani has become the first female athlete from India to win a gold medal in the Paralympics.
Gold it is! Brilliant display by @AvaniLekhara to win India its first Paralympic gold medal in shooting. Immensely proud ! Many Congratulations on your shot at history ! #Praise4Para #Tokyo2020— Abhinav A. Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 30, 2021
Actually, Avani also equaled the world record with 249.6 points. Deepa Malik, on receiving the news of Avni’s victory, said, “This is history, your medal will add to the celebration of Janmashtami. You have given a tremendous reason to celebrate not only to the Paralympic fraternity but to every Indian. I thank you.” You for bringing you the beautiful medals that have shone in the history of Paralympic Games in India.Apart from them Abhinav Bindra, who won the gold medal in the men’s 10m air rifle event at the Beijing Olympics, also tweeted.
It’s a Gold! Heartiest congratulations to @Avanilekhara for winning India’s first medal in #ParaShooting. The young shooter kept her calm & won the medal by equalling World record.arenarendramodi @ianuragthakur@Media_SAI @Paralympics @ShootingPara #Praise4Para #Paralympics pic.twitter.com/h6JqIXehsv– Deepa Malik (eepDeepaAthlete) August 30, 2021
He wrote in his tweet: “Gold it’s awesome performance by Avani Lekhara India is very proud to win its first Paralympic gold medal in shooting. Many congratulations to you.” Avani had landed in the shooting range of Paralympics for the first time. Yes, and in his very first attempt, he created history by winning gold. Avani has equaled the world record by creating a new Paralympic record.