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India Finish Second In Shooting At Deaflympics

India finishes second in recordings at Deaf Olympics

Indian archers finished in 2nd place with 3 gold and 2 bronze medals in Deaflympics.© Twitter

India rounded out their shooting assignment at the 24th Deaflympics in Brazil’s Caxais do Sul by finishing in second place with three gold and two bronze medals. Only Ukraine finished ahead of the 10-man Indian contingent, with six golds and a total of 12 medals. It was a commendable achievement by the Indian archers to secure the country’s best ever performance at the Deaflympics. India is currently eighth on the medal list with seven gold, one silver and four bronze medals.

It is the first time that an Indian shooting squad is taking part in the Deaflympics at the initiative of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI).

A delighted NRAI Secretary General, K. Sultan Singh, said: “It makes me even more proud to have such a dedicated and high-quality team of professionals at NRAI. Without their hard work and dedication, this phenomenal achievement would not have been possible in such a short period of time. not been possible for a short while.

“Our coaches Anuja Jung and Priti Sharma even went as far as learning sign language in order to be a better coach.

“My President, Mr Raninder Singh, forever the man of the shooting promotion, has also made it very clear from day one that no stone should be left undone in the squad’s preparations.” He also thanked the Sports Authority of India and the Sports Ministry for their support of the gunmen.

“The Honorable Minister, Anurag Thakur, MYAS, was on hand to mark the team, inspire confidence and give the deaf gunmen much deserved recognition.” Dhanush Srikanth was the star of the shooting team, winning two gold medals in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle and Mixed Team 10m Air Rifle respectively. Priyesha Deshmukh was his partner in the mixed event.

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Abhinav Deshwal won India’s third gold medal in the men’s 10m air pistol, while Shourya Saini in the men’s air rifle and Vedika Sharma in the women’s air pistol won individual bronze medals.

Just three months before the Games, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the NRAI and the All India Sports Council for the Deaf (AISCD), which would actively involve the sport’s national governing body from the trials through the selection to coaching and training the team for the Deaflympics.

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