Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games gold medalist Avani Lekhara has won the “Best Female Debut” award at the 2021 Paralympic Sport Awards. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced the awards on Thursday, December 16. Czech Republic boccia player Adam Peska has won the ‘Best Male Debut’ award.
indian shooter Avani Lekhara became the only Paralympic woman to win two medals at the Paralympic Games. She captured India’s first gold medal in the Women’s 10m AR Air Rifle Standing SH1 at the 2021 Paralympic Games, tying the world record (249.6). It was India’s first gold medal at the 2021 Tokyo Paralympic Games.
Avani Lekhara picked up a bronze medal in the SH1 50m 3 position rifle final at the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games. Avani scored a 445.9 to settle for third place.
“Thinking back to the Paralympic Games, it still seems quite surreal. Although the feeling is not quite sinking in yet, there is definitely happiness in me. A sense of satisfaction that came through the perfect execution after the tremendous effort, hard work and dedication as a collective unit in all training sessions,” Avani Lekhara said of her success at the 2021 Paralympic Games.
Avani Lekhara is thrilled to receive ‘Best Female Debut’
Avani revealed she felt surreal after winning ‘Best Female Debut’ at the 2021 Paralympic Sports Awards on Thursday. She is satisfied to have won the medals after enduring a tough battle in her life over the years.
“It’s an honor for me to win this award. The goal was always to give my best, to win medals for my country and to show that anything is possible with hard work, dedication and dedication. passion. I went in there and just thought ‘take one hit at a time’, and I did. By focusing on the process, I was able to win a gold medal for my country,” Avani Lekhara said after winning the ‘Best Female Debut’ award.
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