India end Special Olympics World Games campaign with whopping 202 medals

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India-end-Special-Olympics-World-GamesThe 194-member Indian team ended its campaign on a high note in the Special Olympics after bagging a whopping 202 medals in the tournament. The Special Olympics were played in Berlin across nine days from June 17 to June 25.

An overview of the news

  • India bagged 76 gold, 75 silver and 51 bronze medals in this global multi-sport event.

  • The Indian contingent comprised 198 athletes and unified partners, along with 57 coaches, who competed across 16 different sports, representing the nation with passion and dedication.

  • The Indian athletes concluded their exceptional performance at the Special Olympics with a remarkable tally of six medals in track events on the final day.

  • Aanchal Goyal and Ravimathi Arumugam secured gold medals in the 400m race, while Saket Kundu achieved a silver medal in mini javelin and a bronze in the Level B 400m race, showcasing their talent.

About Special Olympics World Games

  • The Special Olympics was established in the year 1968, marking its foundation and initiation of its impactful work.

  • The primary mission of the Special Olympics is to offer comprehensive sports training and athletic competition throughout the year. 

  • This includes a diverse range of Olympic-style sports specifically designed for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

  • The organization aims to provide individuals with intellectual disabilities continuous opportunities to enhance their physical fitness, demonstrate bravery, experience happiness, and actively engage in the sharing of talents, skills, and friendships. 

  • It seeks to promote the acceptance, respect, and integration of all individuals, regardless of their abilities or disabilities.

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