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Avani Lekhara urges authorities to release visa of her coach and escort for Chateauroux 2022 WC

NEW DELHI [India], June 4 (ANI): Indian Paralympic shooter Avani Lekhara on Saturday expressed disappointment regarding her coach and her escort not being given their visa for the upcoming World Shooting Para Sport World Cup in Chateauroux, France.


Taking to her Twitter, Avani wrote, "I am sad, not able to go to France since the visa of my escort Shweta Jewaria & my coach Rakesh Manpat have not been released. It's an important match for me on 7th June.

Can anyone help? @DrSJaishankar, @ianuragthakur, @KirenRijiju, @Media_SAI, @ParalympicIndia, @FranceinIndia." This tweet from Avani came just 20 hours later of her previous tweet in which she had expressed her happiness about playing in the World Cup.


"#WorldCup ready! A lot has changed in the last few months, but the excitement before a major tournament remains the same! Looking forward to getting back to shooting at an international tournament for the first time after the @Paralympics!" Avani had tweeted.

Lekhara won a gold medal in 10m air rifle standing and a bronze medal in 50m rifle 3 positions at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. She had also been conferred with the Padma Shri award in March 2022. WSPS World Cup 2022 will kick start on June 4 and will end on June 13, at Chateauroux, France.