Avani Lekhara who recently won Gold Medal in 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 at Hangzhou Asian Para Games. She is an Indian Paralympian and Rifle Shooter player of India.
According to the latest reports Avani Lekhara is world’s no. 1 10m Air Rifle Shooter and currently playing in the Asian Para Games 2023.
Latest Tweet from Avani Lekhara
Delighted to start off my Asian Para Games with a Gold Medal in R2 – Women's 10m AR Standing SH1 event. Special feeling to win with an Asian Para Games Record. 🇮🇳🥇 pic.twitter.com/I3XVuin7RY— Avani Lekhara अवनी लेखरा PLY (@AvaniLekhara) October 23, 2023
According to the latest tweet from her account She said that she has begin her journey with a gold medal at Asian Para Games and she is feeling to win more medals and wants to break more records.
Avani Lekhara’s TweetDelighted to start off my Asian Para Games with a Gold Medal in R2 – Women’s 10m AR Standing SH1 event. Special feeling to win with an Asian Para Games Record.
Avani Lekhara was born on 8th November 2001 in Jaipur, Rajasthan. She is an Indian Para-Shooter and she is currently ranked as Number 5 in 10m Air Rifle , SH1 category. She became India’s first women to won gold medal at Para-Olympics and has also won several medals at Paralympics.
She has won her gold medal at 202 Tokyo Paralympics and a bronze medal at the same event in 10m and 50 m standing air rifle.
She is currently aged 22 and has achieved many milestones in her life and has also inspired many people through her struggle in her life. Even after having Paraplegia which means immobility in lower limbs she has struggled in her life and won many medals and has inspired such people to have success in life.
|Date of birth
|8 November 2001
|Place of birth
|Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
|5 ft 3 in (160 cm)
|50 kg (110 lb)
|Single ( Unmarried )
|Air Rifle SH1
|No. 1 in Women’s 10m Air Rifle standing SH1 (as of January 2023)
|Gold in Women’s 10m Air Rifle standing SH1 at Tokyo 2020
Bronze in Women’s 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 at Tokyo 2020
|World Cup medals
|Gold in Women’s 10m Air Rifle SH1 at France 2022
Silver in Women’s 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 at France 2022
Silver in Women’s 10m Air Rifle SH1 at South Korea 2022
|Asian Para Games medals
|Gold in Women’s R2 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 at Hangzhou 2023
|Awards and honors
|Padma Shri (2021)
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2021)
Out of turn appointment as Assistant Conservator of Forest by the Government of Rajasthan (2021)
Who is Avani Lekhara and her story
Avani was born in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India and currently her age is 22 years. Her father’s name is Praveen Lekhara and her mother’s name is Shweta Lekhara.
At the age of 11 years her life twisted all over and changed when she met with an accident. In 2012 Avani was travelling with her father from Jaipur to Dholpur and they met with an accident. In that accident her father got minor injuries and also recovered fastly but it was a painful accident for Avani as her spinal cord was broken and her lower body was paralyzed. From that day her life became worse and her dreams broken and shattered.
But Avani was a scholar in her school and nothing would stop her from chasing her dreams. So soon she started to recover and started practising Archery on her father’s suggestion as she was going through mental trauma due to paralysis, because she could not play like her friends used to.
But here also she failed many times in archery could not do well in this but later on she decided to shift to Shooting.
Now in 2015 after getting inspired from Abhinav Bindra she joined the Jagatpura Sports Complex in Jaipur. After joining she started practicing and became master in shooting and started competing at school, district, national level championship and bagged many medals at these levels.
She came to highlights in 2017 Al Ain Para Shooting World Cup which was held in United Arab Emirates (UAE) where she won silver medals. That day was when her life totally changed and now you can see where she is.
Lekhara has won many medals at all the levels such as Olympics, Asian games, and at other internationals levels. She is the 1st Indian women to won gold medals at the Paralympics. Lekhara won 1st Gold medal at the the Summer Paralympics 2020. In September 2021 she became the first women Paralympian after winning two medals at the Paralympics in 50m air rifle standing event.
- 10m Rifle, Prone and 3P events at the World Shooting Para Sport World Cup, Dubai in 2018
- 3 Gold medals in the 63rd National Shooting Championships, Bhopal in 2019
- 3 Gold medals in the XIX Kumar Surendra Singh Memorial Shooting Championship, New Delhi in 2019
- She bagged a gold medal with a world record score of 250.6 in Women’s 10. Rifle standing SH1 at the Chateauroux Para Shooting World Cup in June 2022.
- On 11 June 2022, she clinched her second gold medal in the Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 finals at the Chateauroux 2022 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup in France.
- R2 10-metre Air Rifle Standing SH1 at the Asian Para Games on 23 October 2023
- R2 at the WSPS World Cup Al Ain in 2021
- R2 at the WSPS World Cup in Osijek in 2019
- Junior World Record in R2 at the WSPS World Cup AlAin in 2017
- XIX Kumar Surendra Singh Memorial Shooting Championship, New Delhi in 2019
- R2 at the WSPS World Cup Bangkok in 2017
- 63rd National Shooting Championships, Bhopal in 2019
Lekahara Family and Age
In Avani’s Family they are total of 4 members which includes She herself, Father, Mother, and Brother. Her father’s Name is Praveen Lakhera and Her mother’s name is Shweta Lakhera, Her brother name is Arnav Lakhera. Her age is 22 year’s old as of October 2023.
Her mother and father both are in state government job and there job profile is State Govt. Tax Officer. Her brother is currently studying.
Latest News about Avani
The latest news about Lekhara is that She won Gold medal at Asian Para Games 2023 in 10m Air Rifle Shooting in SH1 category. PM Modi also congratulated her via Twitter and said that
PM Narendra Modi Conggratulating Avani LakheraCongratulations
@AvaniLekhara for clinching the Gold Medal in the Women’s R2 10m Air Rifle Stand SH1 Asian Para Games event. Her incredible skill and determination have shone brightly, bringing pride to our nation once again! Wishing her the very best for the endeavours ahead.
Congratulations @AvaniLekhara for clinching the Gold Medal in the Women's R2 10m Air Rifle Stand SH1 Asian Para Games event. Her incredible skill and determination have shone brightly, bringing pride to our nation once again! Wishing her the very best for the endeavours ahead. pic.twitter.com/Z6Lm9TbU4k— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 23, 2023