"Performance For The Ages": Twitter Salutes Double Paralympic Medallist Avani Lekhara
Tokyo Paralympics: Congratulations poured in from all quarters as Avani Lekhara became the first Indian woman to win two medals at the same Paralympic Games.
- Avani Lekhara won her second medal at the Tokyo Paralympics on Friday
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated her on her achievement
- Several others also hailed her for her heroics
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the congratulatory messages after 19-year-old shooter Avani Lekhara became the first Indian woman to win two medals at the same Paralympic Games. Lekhara won bronze in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions event on Friday at the Tokyo Paralympics, to add to her gold medal in the women's 10m Air Rifle Standing (SH1) event. "More glory at the Tokyo #Paralympics. Elated by the stupendous performance of @AvaniLekhara. Congratulations to her on bringing home the Bronze medal. Wishing her the very best for her future endeavours," PM Modi tweeted.
More glory at the Tokyo #Paralympics. Elated by the stupendous performance of @AvaniLekhara. Congratulations to her on bringing home the Bronze medal. Wishing her the very best for her future endeavours. #Praise4Para— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 3, 2021
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur hailed her as "India's golden girl".
"India's Golden Girl - Amazing Avani !!! @AvaniLekhara has been absolutely awesome at #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics by winning her 2nd medal ! History has been made," he tweeted.
Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) chief Deepa Malik also congratulated Avani Lekhara, sharing a video from her event.
"Avani Lekhara, take a bow young lady! A Bronze in 50m Rifle to add to your historic Gold at the #Tokyo2020 Paralympics. A performance for the ages! Many Congratulations," wrote Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra.
Several others also congratulated Avani Lekhara on her feat.
India's Golden Girl - Amazing Avani !!!@AvaniLekhara has been absolutely awesome at #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics by winning her 2nd medal !— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) September 3, 2021
History has been made !
in Women's 50m Rifle 3P SH1 final#Cheer4India #Praise4Para pic.twitter.com/ljIwXls9UM
.@AvaniLekhara: First Ever Indian Woman to win 2 medals in the same Games!!!— Deepa Malik (@DeepaAthlete) September 3, 2021
First a Gold and now a Bronze #Praise4Para #Paralympics #Tokyo2020@narendramodi @ianuragthakur @NisithPramanik @Media_SAI @PTI_News @ParalympicIndia @ShootingPara @nautiyalJP @SumaShirur pic.twitter.com/UNUAuw7qFt
Congratulations to Avani Lekhara for winning the bronze and becoming the first Indian woman to win two medals at #Paralympics. This is an outstanding feat at such a young age. Your consistency & commitment to succeed are an inspiration for all. Best wishes for future endeavours.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 3, 2021
Avani Lekhara does it again!— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) September 3, 2021
Many congratulations to her on bagging a #Bronze medal in the Women's 50m Rifle 3P SH1 event at Tokyo #Paralympics 2020. Her exemplary performances reflect her hard work and determination. My best wishes for her bright future. #AvaniLekhara pic.twitter.com/fvzuTlvMVf
A proud moment as @AvaniLekhara has won her spectacular 2nd medal #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) September 3, 2021
She won Bronze medal in Women's 50m Rifle 3P SH1 and created a history for India #Cheer4India #Praise4Para https://t.co/fyrx6JNSPD
Avani Lekhara's bronze took India's medal tally at the Tokyo Paralympics to 12. India has won two gold, six silver and four bronze medals in Tokyo so far.