India at Tokyo Paralympics: Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Thakur praised Avani Lekhara after the Indian shooter won her second medal at the Tokyo Paralympics on Friday.
India at Tokyo Paralympics: Avani won a bronze medal in the R8 women’s 50m rifle 3P SH1 event in the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics. She had won gold earlier this week. “India’s Golden Girl – Amazing Avani !!!@AvaniLekhara has been absolutely awesome at #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics by winning her 2nd medal! History has been made! Bronze in Women’s 50m Rifle 3P SH1 final,” Anurag Thakur tweeted.
History has been made !
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) September 3, 2021
Union Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju lauded Avani for creating history for India at the Paralympics.
“A proud moment as @AvaniLekhara has won her spectacular 2nd medal #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics. She won Bronze medal in Women’s 50m Rifle 3P SH1 and created a history for India,” Rijiju tweeted.
A proud moment as @AvaniLekhara has won her spectacular 2nd medal #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics
She won Bronze medal in Women’s 50m Rifle 3P SH1 and created a history for India🇮🇳 #Cheer4India #Praise4Para https://t.co/fyrx6JNSPD
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) September 3, 2021
With this win, Avani took India’s medal tally to 12 at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics.
Avani on Monday had created history by winning a gold medal. The 19-year-old became the first woman from India to win a Paralympics gold medal.
India at Tokyo Paralympics: Avani had finished with a Paralympic Record and in-process equalled the World Record with 249.6 points.