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Special Olympics World Games 2019: India Bagged 188 Medals



Special Olympics World Games 2019: India Bagged 188 Medals: Details, Highlights

India has bagged a total of 188 medals at the Special Olympics World Games 2019, which is being held in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

India’s medal tally consists of 50 Gold, 63 Silver, and 75 Bronze medals. 

India has put up a great show this year, one of its best until now. It is even ahead of UAE, which has amassed a total of 126 medals with 41 gold, 37 silver, and 48 bronze medals. 

In the 2017 edition of the Games, the Indian special athletes had won a total of 73 medals.

Indian Achievements Highlights

Indian paddlers have made history in table tennis by clinching four gold medals and one silver medal. 

 India’s Anu Chennekota’s won her maiden Special Olympics World Games gold in the 16-21 years’ division-3 category, another Indian Sabita Yadav won a singles gold in a division-4 category and Reshma Shaikh claimed silver following a narrow loss to Sabita in the final.

In the men’s event, Karnataka’s Sandesh Krishna and Maharashtra’s Akash Tukuram clinched gold in men’s singles in different divisions of the 18-21 years’ category.

This is the first time that the table tennis team has won four gold medals at the World Games. The Indian TT contingent had undergone four preparatory camps in Gurgaon, Jodhpur, Haryana, and Mumbai prior to the Games. 

India’s Sonu Kumar from Rohtak, Haryana won a gold medal in judo by winning all his three bouts.  

Muskan won gold in deadlifting, bagged a silver each in squat and bench press and a bronze as well.  

India’s Vijay, Hufeja Ayub Shaikh, Jashan Deep Singh, Harshad Gaonkar and Hardik Agarwal brought laurels for the country, while four silver medals were bagged by Santoshi Vijay Kauthankar from Goa in the female category.

Priya Gada also won a silver in the 100 mt. Roller Skating event. 


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