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Autistic boy from India books a seat in World Special Olympics, 2015
Ranveer Saini, 12, from India was the youngest participant at the Special Olympics Asia Pacific Golf International Tournament at Macau few days back. Saini put up a splendid show in the event, where he was at his menacing best with two gold medals and a trophy to show for his performance. This triumph has given him a berth in the World Special Olympics, 2015, to raise the Indian flag high and earn a name and fame for himself.

What makes the victory at Macau even more special for Saini is that he had been diagnosed with autism when he was just eighteen-months-old, and he only started playing this game of golf at the age of nine. This means in a short span of just three years the kid grew by leaps and bounds, which helped him win a gold medal at Macau. It also reflects about the potential of the player. There were 12 countries participating in the event and a total of around 47 athletes.

His parents were pleased with the performance of their kid at such an international platform. His mother, Bakhtawar Saini said, “He was handful in his younger years. Now, we call him an inspiration, especially for other autistic children,” reported The Times of India. Even his coach Anitya Chand, who has trained a number of kids of such age, said it was an awesome experience for him to work with Saini.

But, with the competition expected to be of top notch in the World Special Olympics, 2015, there is plenty of time for Saini's coach to train and help him win a gold medal at that level as well. If he comes up with a medal winning performance, he could prove as a role model among other differently-abled sportspersons to excel at the highest level.

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