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Bollywood lauds Avani Lekhara's gold medal clinch at Tokyo Paralympics

Monday, 30 August 2021 (15:52 IST)
Mumbai: Actors Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Randeep Hooda and Arjun Rampal among others on Monday celebrated shooter Avani Lekhara's win at the Paralympics in Tokyo after she became the first Indian woman to clinch a gold medal at the Games. 

In a tweet, Akshay Kumar said, ''Congratulations Avani Lekhara for hitting the bullseye and creating history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a Paralympics gold medal Sports medal. What a debut!".

Abhishek Bachchan tweeted, "A gold-en moment for India! Hats off Avani Lekhara on becoming the first Indian woman to win gold at Tokyo Paralympics."

Actor Randeep Hooda wrote in tweet, ''First ever women’s Gold in shooting Paralympics bravo #AvaniLekhara #TeamIndia.''

Arjun Rampal wrote, ''Congratulations to Team India Flag of India at the #ParalympicsTokyo2020 it’s raining medals and you all have made us all so so proud. Latest a gold for @AvaniLekhara in 10m air rifle. Awesome stuff.''

Avani is the fourth Indian athlete to win a Paralympics gold.

In the past, Swimmer Murlikant Petkar (1972), javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia (2004 and 2016) and high jumper Thangavelu Mariyappan (2016) had won gold for the country. (UNI)

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