Avani Lekhara, who sustained spinal cord injury in a car accident, won the gold in the women's 10m Air Rife Standing SH1 at Tokyo Paralympics. With that special feat, she had broken the Games record besides equalling the world record.
Sportspersons like Avani Lekhara are a rare breed. The 20-year-old shooter created history at Tokyo 2020 when she won two Paralympic medals. A car accident made her a paraplegic at the age of 11.
With 19 medals in Tokyo including five gold, this was India's best-ever Paralympics show and finished 24th overall
India won with an unprecedented 19 medals, including five gold, eight silver and six bronze, at Tokyo Paralympics 2020
India won a record 19 medals, including five gold, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Catch highlights here
Shot-putter Tek Chand was India's flag-bearer for the Paralympics opening ceremony after he replaced high jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu in the last minute
India picked up three medals on Friday and the overall tally rose to 13, including two gold, six silver and five bronze
The 19-year-old Lekhara, competing in her debut Games, finished third in 50m Rifle 3 Position
Avani Lekhara is now first-ever Indian to win two individual medals at Paralympics/Olympics
Indians didn't add to their 10 medals already at Tokyo Paralympics. Catch the highlights of India's performance here.
India has so far won five medals in athletics - 1 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze. The country stood 26th in the medals tally on Monday (August 30), an unprecedented high
Avani Lekhara has been wheelchair-bound since a road accident in 2012. However, her disability could not stop her from chasing her dream.
Several Bollywood celebrities, including actors Akshay Kumar, Vicky Kaushal, Ajay Devgn and Sidharth Malhotra congratulated Indian Paralympians after their respective wins
All you need to know about Avani Lekhara: Paralysed waist down, studies seemed to be the only option but life had other ideas in store for her
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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