Avani Lekhara – Indian Paralympian & Rifle Shooter
Avani Lekhara is an Indian Paralympian Rifle Shooter and recently bagged a Gold Medal in 10-m Air rifle standing at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Avani contest in SH-1 classifications for the 10-meter air rifle shooting events.
Avani Lekhara is currently World No 5 in Women’s 10m Air Rifle standing SH1 (World Shooting Para Sports Rankings) and has competed in the 2018 Asian Para Games.
Shooter Avani Lekhara scripted history on August 30 as she became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Paralympics, firing her way to the top of the podium in the R-2 women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event here.
The 19-year-old finished with a world record-equalling a total of 249.6, which is also a new Paralympic record.
Here in Filmyzon, Read more to know about her wiki, age, height, biography, coach, boyfriend, net worth, weight, family, caste, ranking, story & more.
Avani Lekhara won a Gold Medal at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics
Avani Lekhara won glory for our Indian Nation at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. She won the gold medal in the category of 10m Air rifle standing. She now becomes the first Indian woman to win the Para Gold medal.
Avani Lekhara Rs 3 Crore Prizes
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday congratulated Shooter Avani Lekhara, who has won a gold medal at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, will be given a cash reward of ₹3 crore
Avani Lekhara Wiki
|Full Name||Avani Lekhara|
|Profession||Indian Para Athlete & Student|
|Events||10m air rifle standing SH1|
|Disability||Spinal Cord Injuries|
|Coached by||Suma Siddharth Shirur|
|Birthday (DOB)||08 November 2001|
|Age||20 Years (as in 2021)|
|Birth Place||Jaipur, Rajasthan India|
|Hometown||Jaipur, Rajasthan India|
|Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign||Scorpio|
|Hobbies||Listening to music, Watching films and Television, Cooking, Baking, Spending time with her family.|
|Education Qualifications||Law (Pursuing Graduation)|
|School||Kendriya Vidyalaya in Jaipur|
|College||University of Rajasthan: Jaipur, IND|
|Famous For||Winning the Gold medal at Tokyo Paralympics 2020|
|Net Worth||15 Lakh Rupees|
|Last Updated||August 2021|
Avani Lekhara Early Life
Avani Lekhara was born in an Indian Hindu family on 8 November 2001 in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio. She finished her schooling at a private school in her hometown. Currently, she is attending the University of Rajasthan: Jaipur, IND for pursuing higher studies Law.
Avani met with a car accident in 2012 and injured her spinal cord which led to her current condition.
She developed an interest in shooting after watching others at a nearby shooting range. She is a big fan of Abhinav Bindra and he is a source of inspiration for her. It is certainly because of him that India is witnessing a rising star like Lekhara at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.
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Avani Lekhara Career
Avani Lekhara got her spinal cord injury during a major accident in the year 2012. This made her restrict to a wheelchair. Few years after this incident, her father encouraged her to take part in para-sports.
Her father suggested Avani try both shooting & archery. However, she felt more comfortable & confident when she held the rifle. This began her professional para shooting career.
Avani Lekhara draws her inspiration from Abhinav Bindra after reading his autobiography. Just after one year of training, she has won a bronze medal for the nation at the National Championship. After this, she has got a great confidence boost along with better coaches as well. At the current time, she is coached by Suma Siddharth Shirur.
She has participated in major major para shooting events including World Championships & World Cups. However, at the Para Shooting World Championships in 2018, she has settled for 9th position with a score of 1130. However, in the same year, she has won a silver medal at World Cup in 2018 with a score of 244.
Avani Lekhara has given an extraordinary performance at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. She has helped India secure a gold medal in 10m air rifle shooting. This feat made her the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Paralympics. Alongside, her score at the Paralympics is a Paralympic record & matched with world record score as well.
Avani Lekhara Personal Interests
Lekhara has a keen interest in Bollywood and follows it extensively. Akshay Kumar is her favorite actor while Kareena Kapoor pleases her a lot in the actress’ domain. Other than shooting, she loves to travel and watch movies during her free time.
Goa remains her favorite destination and she wants to visit it at least once. When it comes to food, she can’t control herself after seeing Pizzas, Chocolates, or Ice Cream.
Avani Lekhara Family
|Father||Praveen Lekhara (state government tax officer)|
|Siblings||Brother– Arnav Lekhara|
|Last Updated||August 2021|
Avani Lekhara Height & Physical Appearances
|Height||in feet & inches – 5 ft 2 in|
in centimeters – 162 cm
in meters – 1.62 m
|Weight||in Kilograms – 57 Kg|
in Pounds – 125 lbs
|Hair Colour||Dark Brown|
Avani Lekhara Net Worth
Avani Lekhara estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & many more details have been updated below. Let’s check, How Rich is Avani Lekhara.
|Net Worth||Approx. 20 Lakh Rupees|
|Salary||Not Confirmed Yet|
According to Wikipedia, Forbes, IMDb & Various Online resources, famous Athlete Avani Lekhara’s net worth is 20 Lakh at the age of 20 years old. She earned the money being a Professional Air rifle shooter. She is from India.
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Avani Lekhara Honours & Achievements
Avani began her professional shooting career in 2014. Soon, she won the Gold medal at the National Shooting Championship in 2015 and 2016.
The 19-year-old broke into the headlines after she won a Silver medal at the IPC Para Shooting World Cup in Dubai in 2017. Interestingly, she again won a Silver medal at the Para Shooting World Cup 2021 held in Osijek, Croatia. She is currently ranked World No.5 in Women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1.
Avani Lekhara Medals
• 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
• 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
Interesting Facts About Avani Lekhara
- She made her Para Shooter World Cup debut in 2017.
- She is an avid book reader.
- Her idol is Abhinav Bindra.
- She is assisted by a Bangalore-based sports association named GoSports Foundation.
- She loves to travel & been to many foreign countries such as South Korea, France, etc.
- Avani loves dogs & has a pet.
- She shares her pictures on her Instagram account with over 11k followers.
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|Q: When did Avani Lekhara was born?|
|A: Avani Lekhara was born on 08 November 2001.|
|Q: What is the age of Avani Lekhara?|
|A: As of 2021, Avani is 20 Year Old.|
|Q: What is the cause of the Disability of Avani Lekhara?|
|A: Avani met with a car accident in 2012 and injured her spinal cord which led to her current condition.|
|Q: Who are the parents of Avani Lekhara?|
|A: Avani Lekhara’s Father Name is Praveen Lekhara and her Mother’s Name is Shweta Lekhara.|