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173 Medals for India at Summer Olympics

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173 Medals for India at Summer Olympics

The performance by the Indian contingent at the World Summer Games 2015 has been outstanding.

By Admin 07th Aug, 2015 12:20 pm

 

The performance by the Indian contingent at the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2015 in Los Angeles has been outstanding.

Indian athletes won 173 medals – 47 gold, 54 silver and 72 bronze. In the last edition of the games held in Athens, Greece, India had won 156 medals – 56 gold, 48 silver and 52 bronze.

The 2015 Summer Games were held in Los Angeles from 25 July to 2 August. The competition was in 25 different disciplines. The Indian contingent comprised 275 athletes and 14 coaches from different disciplines.

Ranvir Singh Saini created history by becoming the first Indian golfer to win a gold medal. Roller skater athletes won 39 medals – 10 gold, 17 silver and 12 bronze. A group of specially abled athletes from Asha Kiran Home run by the Delhi Government won 7 medals – 3 gold and 4 bronze.

In power lifting (bench press), Phoolan Devi won the first gold medal for India while Sonakshi won a bronze. The main contribution of medals was from the athletic field events.

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