As Avani Lekhara wins gold at Paralympics, Akshay Kumar, Kangana Ranaut, Taapsee Pannu & others cheer on

Updated on Aug 30, 2021 11:55 PM IST  |  822.3K
   
As Avani Lekhara wins gold at Paralympics, Akshay Kumar, Kangana Ranaut, Taapsee Pannu & others cheer on
As Avani Lekhara wins gold at Paralympics, Akshay Kumar, Kangana Ranaut, Taapsee Pannu & others cheer on
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The day began with a great piece of news for the Indian contingent at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 as Avani Lekhara won a Gold medal in the 10m air rifle standing SH1 event. The young Paralympian became the first Indian woman to bag a Gold medal at Paralympics and brought cheer to a nation of 1.3 Billion people. Bollywood celebs were quick to cheer for Avani. Stars like Akshay Kumar, Kangana Ranaut, Vicky Kaushal, Taapsee Pannu and others took to social media to laud the young star. 

Akshay took to social media and wrote, "Congratulations #AvaniLekhara for hitting the bullseye and creating history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a #Paralympics gold medal Sports medalWhat a debut!" Taapsee Pannu also wrote, "GOOD MORNING INDIA ! welcome the GOLD! Pure Sona Avani Lekhara." Kangana Ranaut also was elated over the news of a Gold medal by Avani Lekhara. She took to social media and wrote, "Kya Kahein Avani Saare desh ka sir uncha kardiya wah!!!." 

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(Click here for Akshay's wish, Vicky's wish, Abhishek Bachchan's wish)

Kareena Kapoor Khan also praised Avani on her win. Vicky Kaushal cheered on and wrote, "First ever Gold for India at Paralympics!! Congratulations @avani.lekhara for this historic won. What a debut! What a star!." Abhishek Bachchan praised the young Paralympian in a tweet. He wrote, "A gold-en moment for India! Hats off @AvaniLekhara on becoming the first Indian woman to win gold at #TokyoParalympics#Paralympics  #ShootingParaSport." 

Post her win, Avani spoke to PTI and said, "I can't describe this feeling, I'm feeling like I'm on top of the world. It's unexplainable. I'm so happy I could be the one to contribute it. Hopefully there's a lot of medals more to come." PM Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and many other politicians celebrated Avani's big win and wished her Congratulations for scripting history at Paralympics. 

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