India Shines at the Special Olympic World Summer Games - 2015

Published By : Admin | August 4, 2015 | 17:57 IST
Proud moment for India at Special Olympic World Summer Games 2015
Indian contingent wins 173 medals at Special Olympic World Summer Games 2015

The performance of Indian contingent at the 2015 Special World Summer Games has been outstanding. A total of 173 medals, including 47 Gold, 54 Silver and 72 Bronze have been won by our athletes. In comparison India had won 156 medals (56 Gold, 48 Silver and 52 Bronze) in the last edition of the games held at Athens, Greece. 

The 2015 Special Olympic World Summer Games were held in Los Angeles, USA from 25th July to 02nd August, 2015.  The games featured competitions in 25 disciplines. US first lady Michelle Obama joined the opening ceremony held on 25th July, 2015.

The Indian contingent comprised 275 athletes and coaches in 14 Discipline.  In comparison 236 members had participated in the last edition of the games held from 19th June to 05th July, 2011 at Athens, Greece.  

Some of the outstanding performances of our athletes include the stellar performance of Shri Ranvir Singh Saini, who created history by becoming the first Indian Golfer to won a gold medal in the Games. Roller skating athletes won a total of 39 medals, which include 10 Gold, 17 Silver and 12 Bronze.  Such a large number of medals have been won for the first time. Our athletes won a total of 47 medals in Athletics, which is the main contribution to the overall medal tally.  

These efforts have truly made India proud. 

It may be recalled that Shri Narendra Modi, as Chief Minister undertook several efforts to promote sports and sportsmanship. The Special Olympics Family had written to Shri Narendra Modi in 2011, appreciating the efforts of the Gujarat Government, for the step to enable specially abled athletes to participate in the Khel Mahakumbh. 

Read more- https://www.narendramodi.in/true-spirit…

 

Medals won by Indian Athlete:-

Discipline

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Aquatics

2

2

3

7

Athletics

17

14

16

47

Badminton

5

2

3

10

Cycling

6

9

8

23

Golf

2

 

 

2

Powerlifting

2

6

24

32

Roller-skating

10

17

12

39

Table Tennis

2

3

1

6

Team Events

Basketball

 

 

2

2

Football (Unified 7 a side)

 

 

1

1

Softball

1

 

 

1

Volleyball

 

 

2

2

Handball

 

1

 

1

Total

47

54

72

173

 

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