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Special Olympics: India opens its Medal Tally with four Gold Medals

Special Olympics: India opens its Medal Tally with four Gold Medals

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Published: 16 March 2019 9:27 AM GMT
The Indian athletes bagged 15 Medals (4 Gold, 5 Silver and 6 Bronze) so far at the Special Olympics, 2019. Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 is the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world. This is India’s 9th participation at the SO World Summer Games. The Medals were clinched across Roller skating and Powerlifting. In Roller Skating Supreet Singh from Haryana (1000mtr), Rishabh Jain from New Delhi (1000mtr) and Priya Prakash Gada from Maharashtra (100 mtr) won a Gold Medal each. Manali Manoj Shelke from Maharashtra won a Gold in Combo of three in powerlifting (and a Bronze as well). https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/1106841097559375872 India continued to participate in other events: The divisioning in
is in progress and the result is expected to be declared on 20 March 2019 In Basketball the traditional Male (Division 6) and female matches ( Div 1) were played against France (23 to 21 in favor of France) and Great Britain (19 to 10 in favour of Great Britain) respectively. In Unified Basketball (Div 7) India scored 26 against 21 of Algeria. Final rounds in Judo would take place tomorrow, 16 March. In Table Tennis in the Male category, India played against Switzerland (Div 3) and Malta (Div 5), defeating both by 3:0 and 3:1 respectively. In the female category, India defeated Syria (Div 3) and Fiji ( Div 4) by 3:0 and 3:1 respectively. India played 10 matches in Badminton in the Male and Female categories across Singles and Doubles winning 8 of them. The Unified Handball (Male Category) was played between Indonesia and India in the first round of Div 3 ending with a score of 22:19 in favour of India.
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