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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Avani Lekhara to be India’s flag-bearer in the Tokyo closing ceremony

India’s flag-bearer in the Tokyo Paralympics Games 2020

Indian para shooter Avani Lekhara will be India’s flag-bearer at the closing ceremony of Tokyo Paralympics 2020. The ceremony would be held at the National Stadium in Tokyo.

Avani easily was the best Indian para-athlete on display at this edition of the Paralympic Games. She became the first Indian para shooter to win the gold medal at the grandest stage of them all.

She also went on to become the first-ever para-athlete to win multiple (two) at a single Paralympics.



The 19-year-old girl won the gold in the 10m air rifle standing SH1. She later added to the yellow metal by winning a bronze in the 50m rifle 3 position SH1 at the Yoyogi National Stadium.

Avani also had a chance to add to her scintillating haul on the last day of the Games, however, she couldn’t make it a hat-trick of medals in Tokyo.

Nonetheless, it was a staggering effort by the teenager especially in a field consisting of much-fancied opponents.

Avani in action- India's flag-bearer in the Tokyo

The Indian team went into Tokyo Paralympics with its largest contingent ever with 54 members.

The athletes competed in nine sports Archery, Athletics (Track and Field), Badminton, Swimming, Weightlifting, among others.

As expected the Indian team returned with a record haul of 19 medals which include 5 gold medals, 8 silver medals and 6 bronze medals.

India missed the psychological landmark of having won 20 medals just by a whisker.

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Rohit Kumar
Rohit Kumarhttp://thesportslite.com/
A seccond-year political science honours student at Delhi University who has won many accolades in quizzes, debates, creative writing, MUNs and many more. An ardent sports enthusiast who's been following the Olympics since he was 13.

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