Indian athletes are making the nation proud at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Indian para-athletes such as Vinod Kumar, Devendra Jhajharia, and Bhavinaben Patel won silver medals at the games. Now, shooter Avani Lekhara and discus thrower Yogesh Kathuniya have grabbed gold and silver medal respectively for the country.
Avani became India’s first woman to win gold at the Paralympics. She finished with a Paralympic Record with 249.6 points. She won the gold in the women’s R2 — 10m Air Rifle standing SH1 event.
Akshay Kumar took to his Instagram story on Monday morning to congratulate Avani Lekhara on becoming the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the event. Sharing a photo of the shooter, the actor wrote, “Congratulations #AvaniLekhara for hitting the bullseye and creating history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a Paralympics gold medal. What a debut! #Paralympics #Tokyo2020.”
Abhishek Bachchan also congratulated Avani Lakhera. Taking to Twitter, he shared a photo of Avani and wrote, “A gold-en moment for India! Hats off @AvaniLekhara on becoming the first Indian woman to win gold at #TokyoParalympics #Paralympics #ShootingParaSport.”
The actor also tweeted congratulating discus thrower Yogesh Kathuniya on winning a silver medal at Paralympics. Junior Bachchan wrote, “India is truly on a roll! Proud of #YogeshKathuniya for winning silver at #TokyoParalympics #Paralympics.”
Heaping praises on Avani, actor Vicky Kaushal wrote, “Congratulations Avani for this historic win. What a debut! What a star.”Host-actor Mini Mathur is all praises for Avani.
Kareena Kapoor Khan, Yami Gautam, Arjun Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, Huma Qureshi among others also extended their greetings to Avani on her historic win.
On Monday, Avani Lekhara scripted history as she became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Paralympics.