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President Ram Nath Kovind Congratulates Paralympics Gold Medallist Shooter Avani Lekhara





Avani Lekhara won gold in the R-2 women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event at Tokyo Paralympics. (File)

New Delhi:

President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday congratulated shooter Avani Lekhara for creating history by becoming the first Indian woman to win gold at the Paralympics and said India is elated by her stellar performance.

Ms Lekhara, aged 19, became the first Indian woman to achieve the feat, firing her way to the top of the podium in the R-2 women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event at Tokyo.

“Another daughter of India makes us proud! Congratulations to Avani Lekhara for creating history and becoming the first Indian woman to win a Gold at Paralympics. India is elated by your stellar performance! Our tricolour flies high at the podium due to your phenomenal feat,” President Kovind tweeted.

The president also congratulated Yogesh Kathuniya for winning silver in discus throw, Devendra Jhajharia and Sundar Singh Gurjar for winning silver and bronze respectively in javelin throw.

“Delighted to see our Paralympians bring more glory to the nation! Yogesh Kathuniya wins silver in discus throw, Devendra Jhajharia and Sundar Singh Gurjar bags silver and bronze respectively in javelin throw. Congratulations! Every Indian is celebrating your success,” he said.

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