Thursday, Dec 08, 2022

Avani Lekhara


Avani Lekhara wins gold with world record in Para World Cup

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. 

Para champions, Neeraj Chopra, hockey star Vandana Katariya among Padma awardees

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

Avani Lekhara: Golden girl from Pink City

January 26, 2022 5:42 pm

First Indian woman to become Paralympic champ, reaps rewards for pursuing perfection 

PM Modi meets paralympians, Sports Minister felicitates medal winners

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.

'Bronze is not satisfying': Avani Lekhara after bagging two Paralympic medals

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.

Avani Lekhara shoots down second Paralympic 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.

Elated Avani 'on top of the world', Yogesh Kathuniya rues, 'trained without a coach'

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.

Paralysed from waist down, but ‘Jaipur ki Maharani’ shoots down Paralympic gold

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.

PM Modi dials Tokyo Paralympics medal winners, lauds their passion and dedication

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.

Paralympics 2020: Avani Lekhara wins gold in shooting, Yogesh clinches silver in discus throw

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.