India has had it’s fair share of historic moments ever since the Olympics has begun. With our big win at the Paralympics today, we can’t contain our happiness any further.
It’s quite rare that one gets all the goodies in a single day. What’s even rarer is the fact that a country as a whole gets to be the winner in a span of 24 hours. While we were just getting over the Tokyo Olympics euphoria, little did we know that a lot more is still in store for us to be proud of! Today happened to be a delightful day for India because it was filled with sporting highs at the Paralympic Games as the country won an unprecedented five medals – 2 gold, 2 silver, and a bronze in a single day in Tokyo. The winners included the country’s first-ever Paralympic gold medal-winning woman shooter, Avani Lekhara, a nineteen-year-old who suffered spinal cord injuries following a car crash in 2012. She showed what it takes for a shooter to compete in the games! It’s definitely a historic win for India. We went through a lot of emotional ups and downs while watching the Paralympics. More than watching such young talent accomplishing it all, it was their spirit that really inspired us.
Being a sportsperson isn’t easy! It comes with sacrificing pretty much everything the rest of us enjoy when we’re binging on popcorn while watching the Paralympic Games or the Tokyo Olympics. Thinking about everything they’ve put in to be where they are today makes us feel so happy for their success. For people who’ve had so much to deal with in their lives, they truly did it all! And at the end of the day, that’s what matters. They also made our country proud! Let’s have a look at their glorious win at the games.
Here’s a peek into some of their proud moments:
Avani Lekhara, the first Indian woman to win gold at Paralympics
Devendra Jhajharia won silver with a throw of 64.35m in the men’s Javelin Throw F46 final
Sundar Singh won a bronze in the men’s Javelin Throw
Yogesh Kathuniya won a silver in the men’s Discuss Throw
Sumit Antil won a gold and broke his own record thrice in Javelin Throw
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