Tokyo Paralympic 2020: Avani Lekhara wins historic gold for India in shooting

Shooter Avani Lekhara has created sporting history after becoming the first Indian woman to win a Paralympics gold medal. The 19-year-old won with an impressive score of 149.6 in the final event of women’s 10m air rifle standing at Tokyo on Monday. With this, Lekhara has set a new Paralympic record and has also equalledContinue reading “Tokyo Paralympic 2020: Avani Lekhara wins historic gold for India in shooting”

Priyanka Dewan: The roller-skating star who beat disability

Priyanka Dewan was just eight years old when she picked up a pair of roller skates at her mother’s suggestion. What started out as a hobby soon turned into a passion and the 20-year-old is now an international roller-skating champion. In 2019, she won three medals – a gold, silver and bronze – at theContinue reading “Priyanka Dewan: The roller-skating star who beat disability”

Divya Kakran: ‘I became famous for wrestling boys’

ivya Kakran was sent to the wrestling pit in her neighbourhood as a punishment for skipping school. But to her parents’ surprise, she took to the sport and drew attention for her strength and quick reflexes. Soon, she was beating boys – a feat that made her quite famous at local bouts in India. SheContinue reading “Divya Kakran: ‘I became famous for wrestling boys’”