Indian contingent bags 173 medals at the Special Olympics 2015
It was indeed a special performance by the Indian athletes who bagged a haul of 173 medals including 47 gold medals at the Special Olympic World Summer Games 2015 in Los Angeles. The 275-member strong Indian contingent ho competed under the banner of Special Olympics Bharat, bagged 47 gold medals, 54 silver and 72 bronze pieces 14 disciplines during the nine-day event that ended on the 2nd of August.
The PM of India, Narendra Modi, congratulated the winner for their performance at the Special Olympics via social media when he posted the following on Twitter:
“Achievements of Indian contingent at @LA2015 @SpecialOlympics are truly gladdening. They are India’s pride”
“The @LA2015 @SpecialOlympics were a triumph of determination, hard work & sportsman spirit. Congratulations to all athletes who participated,” Modi tweeted.
Most medals in Athletics and Roller Skating
India won the most medals in athletics and roller skating. 13-year old Ishant Tudeja bagged a gold and a bronze medal. India overall bagged 10 gold medals in roller skating.
A 14-year-old boy diagnosed with autism, Ranveer Singh Saini won a gold medal for the country in golf. Professional golfer, Jeev Milkha Singh was quoted by PTI when he congratulated Ranveer.
“Ranveer has brought honour to the country. He has made India proud with his inspirational achievement. All the children are special to us. His performance shows that the parents must allow their kids to follow their dreams.”