The names of Avani Lekhara and Krishna Nagar, who enhanced the country’s honor by winning the gold medal in the Tokyo Paralympics, have been recommended by the Rajasthan government for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. Avin had won the gold medal in the 10m Air Pistol, while in the 50m Air Rifle, the Indian shooter grabbed the bronze. At the same time, Krishna had given gold medal to the country in badminton. This is the first time that the Khel Ratna has been recommended to two players from the same state.
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Rajvardhan Singh and Devendra Jhajharia have been awarded the Khel Ratna Award from Rajasthan. Rajvardhan was given the country’s highest sports award for winning the gold medal in 2005 and Devendra in 2018. Avni has expressed immense happiness over the recommendation of her name and she said that she cannot describe it in words. At the same time, Krishna’s father is also not happy with the recommendation of son’s name for Khel Ratna and has given credit to Krishna’s hard work. Let us tell you that Avani was the first Indian woman player to win a gold medal for India in Paralympics and her historic performance was highly praised everywhere.
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At the same time, Krishna Nagar had given gold medal to the country in badminton. He won the gold medal by defeating Hong Kong’s Chu Man Kai 21-17, 16-21, 21-17 in the final. India’s performance in the Tokyo Paralympics this year was excellent and the country won a total of 19 medals. This was India’s best ever performance in Paralympics. These 19 medals included 5 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze medals.