There is no dearth of talent in our players, if they get a chance, they can win the world. This has been proved by Avani Lakhera, a parachuter from Jaipur. Till three days ago, she was wandering on the streets of Delhi for visa clearance of her mother Shweta Javeria, and coach Rakesh Manpat. Not only this, but 21-year-old Avani had also pleaded with Sports Minister Anurag Thakur for not clearing the visa.
When she got a chance to go to France with the efforts of the Sports Ministry, this daughter also left no stone unturned in her performance and won gold for the country.
In the ongoing competition in France, Avani won the gold medal with a world record. He did 10 m. Scored 250.6 points in the Air Rifle event. With this, Avani has also secured a quota for the Paris Paralympic Games to be held in 2024.
Avani Lekhara won the gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle SH-1 event while performing brilliantly in the Paralympic Games 2020 played in Tokyo. He also got a bronze in the 50m rifle. She is the first para athlete from India to win 2 medals in Paralympics.
Avani Lakhera was a victim of a car accident at the age of 11 and broke her spinal cord. Due to this accident, she also went into depression. In such a situation, the father suggested to take part in sports and Avni started archery and shooting. Meanwhile, Avani read the biography of Beijing Olympic Games gold medalist Abhinav Bindra, ‘A Shot at History’. After this she became more serious towards shooting. Avni started training for shooting in 2015 from Jagatpura Sports Complex in Jaipur.
With each match that I watch, my love for the game just increases. All I dream of is to join my passion for writing with that of the game and pen down the live-action.
As a person, I am a quick learner and work well in a team for that is what wins the series.