Paralympics: Avani Lekhara creates history by winning Gold in shooting; Yogesh Kathuniya clinches Silver in Discus Throw; Devendra Jhajharia wins silver & Sundar Singh Gurjar bags Bronze in Javelin throw
Indian shooter Avani Lekhara has won Gold medal in Women’s 10 metre Air Rifle Shooting at Tokyo Paralympics. She has won the first Gold for the country at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Yogesh Kathuniya won Silver medal in Discus Throw. This is the fifth medal for the country at the Tokyo Paralympics.
President Ram Nath Kovind has congratulated Avani Lekhara on winning Gold. In a tweet, Mr Kovind said, 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. He said, India is elated by her stellar performance and the tricolour flies high at the podium due to her phenomenal feat.
A car accident in 2012 left #AvaniLekhara wheelchair-bound but today the shooter felt “on top of the world” after becoming the first Indian woman to snare a Paralympic gold medal
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Avani Lekhara on winning Gold Medal at Tokyo Paralympics. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, it was a phenomenal performance. He said, winning a hard-earned and well-deserved Gold, made possible due to her industrious nature and passion towards shooting.
The Prime Minister said, this is truly a special moment for Indian sports. He conveyed best wishes for her future endeavours.
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has congratulated Avani Lekhara on winning Gold Medal. In a tweet, Mr Thakur said, Amazing Avani wins Gold medal for India. He said, it is a historic achievement as she becomes the only woman in Olympics and Paralympics to win a gold. Mr Minister said, Avani created a Paralympic Record and equaled the World Record.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin has congratulated Avani Lekhara on winning the historic gold medal in parachuting in Paralympic Olympics. In a twitter message Stalin also congratulated Yogesh Kathuniya for winning silver in Discus throw and Devendra Jhajharia and Sundar Singh Gurjar for winning silver and bronze in Javelin.
Yogesh Kathuniya bags Silver in Men’s Discus Throw. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Yogesh Kathuniya on winning Silver Medal at Tokyo Paralympics. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, it was an outstanding performance by Yogesh Kathuniya and the nation is delighted that he brings home the Silver medal. The Prime Minister said, his exemplary success will motivate budding athletes. He also wishing him the very best for his future endeavours.
A 19 year-old from #IND just gifted her nation an unforgettable sporting moment! 🌟@AvaniLekhara's #Gold medal is the nation's first ever in #Paralympics shooting and the first ever for an Indian woman at the Games. 😍 #ShootingParaSport #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/0tJ9OcoWPc
— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) August 30, 2021
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has congratulated to Avani Lekhara for winning Gold and Yogesh Kathuniya for bagging a Silver in Tokyo Paralympics. In a tweet, Mr Naidu said, they are an inspiration to all and the entire nation is proud of their accomplishments. He conveyed his best wishes for their bright future ahead.
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has congratulated Yogesh Kathuniya on winning Silver Medal. In a tweet, Mr Thakur said, in his 1st Paralympics Yogesh Kathuniya bagged Silver. He said, India’s Paralympians are making the nation immensely proud and it’s thrilling to see them in action. He said, Yogesh’s throw was the best in the season with 44.38 metres.
Devendra Jhajharia won Silver medal in Men’s Javelin Throw F46 Final and Sundar Singh Gurjar won bronze in javelin throw in Tokyo Paralympics.
President Ram Nath Kovind has congratulated Yogesh Kathuniya for winning silver in discus throw, Devendra Jhajharia winning Silver in javelin throw and Sundar Singh Gurjar bronze in javelin throw. In a tweet, Mr Kovind said, he is delighted to see the Paralympians bring more glory to the nation. He said, every Indian is celebrating their success.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has congratulated Devendra Jhajharia for winning Silver and Sundar Singh Gurjar for bagging a Bronze medal in Tokyo Paralympics.
#IND, take a breath – we know its been some Monday morning for you! 😁🔥
— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) August 30, 2021
In a tweet, Mr Naidu said, what a spectacular performance by our Javelin Throwers. He said, the nation is elated at their success. Mr Naidu conveyed his best wishes to them in their future endeavours.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Devendra Jhajharia on winning Silver. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, it was superb performance by Devendra Jhajharia and one of our most experienced athletes wins a Silver medal. He said, Devendra has been making India continuously proud.
Mr Modi conveyed Best wishes for his future endeavours. The Prime Minister also had a telephonic conversation with him. He acknowledged Devendra’s rich efforts and said since you hail from the land of Great Maharana Pratap you excel in javelin throw.
Congratulating Sundar Singh Gurjar for winning Bronze, the Prime Minister said, India is overjoyed by the Bronze medal won by Sundar Singh Gurjar. Mr Modi said, he has shown remarkable courage and dedication. He wished him the very best. During the telephonic conversation, Mr Modi said, your performance was fantastic.