India wins 73 medals in 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games including 37 golds
Special Article: India wins 73 medals in 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games including 37 golds
India’s special athletes gave an impressive performance and won 73 medals in the recently concluded 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games held in Austria.
This year’s edition witnessed 2,600 athletes from over 105 countries competing with each other and the Special Olympics Bharat team won 37 golds, 10 silver and 26 bronze medals.
This year’s Olympics included even disciplines including Alpine Skiing, Snow Boarding, Snow Shoeing, Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Floor Hockey, Floor Ball (and Unified floor Ball), at the mega event.
India dominated in three team events – Floor Hockey (male), Unified Floorball and Traditional Floorball bagging 30 medals in total which was the highest tally in a single day. Along with this, the special women team also won 16 bronze medals.
An important gold medal came in The Unified Floorball (Male) event where India defeated Nigeria while the Floor Hockey team crushed Lithuania 7-2. India took its tally to 73 medals by winning 8-0 against Austria.
India also won 10 medals in Alpine skiing including 3 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals. The snowboarding team also came out all guns blazing bagging 8 medals that included 4 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals.
5 more medals came in Snow Shoeing and 4 medals were won in Speed and figure skating. In the process, Himachal’s Megha became the first Indian to win a gold medal in the games which were held in Graz, Schladming and Ramsau in Austria.