June 07, 2022 10:01 pm
Avani Lekhara bagged the top prize three days after being on the verge of missing the tournament as her coach and escort were initially denied visas.
January 26, 2022 10:59 am
Martial arts master Sankaranarayan Menon Chundayil from Kerala, martial arts coach Faisal Ali Dar from Bandipora in Jammu and Kashmir also feted
January 26, 2022 5:42 pm
First Indian woman to become Paralympic champ, reaps rewards for pursuing perfection
September 09, 2021 12:06 pm
The Indian para-athletes registered their best-ever performance in the Tokyo Games by winning an unprecedented 19 medals, including five gold, eight silver and six bronze.
September 03, 2021 6:14 pm
Avani Lekhara reiterated her admiration for Olympic gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra and that she always wanted to become like him. On Friday, she went one better on him with her second medal.
September 04, 2021 10:54 am
Avani’s achievement made her only the second Indian to win multiple medals at the same Paralympics after Joginder Singh Sodhi, who won three medals at the 1984 Games.
August 30, 2021 3:31 pm
Focussing on only one shot at a time and shutting out everything else did the trick for Lekhara. She fired her way to the top of the podium in the R-2 women's 10m air rifle standing SH1 event.
August 30, 2021 3:58 pm
In Tokyo on Monday, Avani fired a round of 621.7 in qualification after a shaky start but recovered to be placed seventh after the qualification round and make the final.
August 30, 2021 11:00 am
The Prime Minister congratulated Avani Lekhara, Sundar Singh Gurjar, Yogesh Kathuniya and Devendra Jhajharia for their performance at Tokyo Paralympics.
August 30, 2021 11:19 am
Historic day for India at Paralympics 2020 as shooter Avani Lekhara finishes on top to clinch gold and discus thrower Yogesh Kathuniya bags silver.