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Avani Lekhara

Avani Lekhara Bags 'Best Female Debut' Honour At 2021 Paralympic Awards

Dec 16, 2021 PTI

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.

World Disability Day 2021: Why Paralympian Avani Lekhara Embodies Hum Kisise Kum Nahi Spirit

Dec 03, 2021 Soumitra Bose

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.

India’s Tokyo Paralympics Stars Present PM Narendra Modi With Autographed Stole

With 19 medals in Tokyo including five gold, this was India's best-ever Paralympics show and finished 24th overall

India's Tokyo Paralympians Return To Rousing Reception

Sep 06, 2021 PTI

India won with an unprecedented 19 medals, including five gold, eight silver and six bronze, at Tokyo Paralympics 2020

India At Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Krishna Nagar Wins Badminton Gold, India Finish With Record Haul - Highlights

India won a record 19 medals, including five gold, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Catch highlights here

04 September, 2021

Tokyo Paralympics: Avani Lekhara To Be India's Flag-bearer At Closing Ceremony


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

03 September, 2021

Tokyo Paralympics: Avani Lekhara, Praveen Kumar, Harvinder Singh Increase India's Medal Haul


India picked up three medals on Friday and the overall tally rose to 13, including two gold, six silver and five bronze

03 September, 2021

Avani Lekhara Is Legend At 19, Becomes First Indian Woman To Win Two Medals At Tokyo 2020 Paralympics


The 19-year-old Lekhara, competing in her debut Games, finished third in 50m Rifle 3 Position

03 September, 2021

Avani Lekhara Wins Historic Bronze For India In 50m Rifle 3 Position At Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Outlook Web Bureau

Avani Lekhara is now first-ever Indian to win two individual medals at Paralympics/Olympics

31 August, 2021

India At Tokyo Paralympics: Amit Saroha, Dharambir Disappoint, India Finish Day 8 With No Medals - Highlights

Outlook Web Bureau

Indians didn't add to their 10 medals already at Tokyo Paralympics. Catch the highlights of India's performance here.

30 August, 2021

Tokyo Paralympics: India Produces Its Best As Sumit Antil, Avani Lekhara Smash World Records


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

30 August, 2021

Avani Lekhara's Tokyo Paralympics Gold Brings Hope In Grim Times, Says Proud Grandfather

Tabeenah Anjum

Avani Lekhara has been wheelchair-bound since a road accident in 2012. However, her disability could not stop her from chasing her dream.

30 August, 2021

Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn And Other Bollywood Celebs Congratulate Avani Lekhara and Other Paralympians

Outlook Web Bureau

Several Bollywood celebrities, including actors Akshay Kumar, Vicky Kaushal, Ajay Devgn and Sidharth Malhotra congratulated Indian Paralympians after their respective wins

30 August, 2021

Avani Lekhara Fact Sheet: Tokyo Paralympic Gold Medallist Is Not An Ordinary Talent


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

Photo Gallery

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.

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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.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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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.

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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.

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