Gurgaon along with Delhi and Bangalore picks up Gold medal in Special Olympics Golf Masters
Gurgaon's Ranveer Saini was a part of three member team, who represented India in the third Edition of Special Olympics Golf Masters 2014,held at Macau from May 27-30. Around 100 students all over the world participated in it and along with Ranvir Saini, Ankush and Kushagra won a Gold for the first time.
13 year old Ranvir; 17 year old Kushagra from Delhi
and 18 year old Ankush participated at Levels 1&2. Ranvir Singh is autistic and Ankush was asphyxiated at the time of birth, followed by delayed milestones, but these did not deter them for achieving their dreams.
Kushagra joined SO Bharat in 2006 in Athletics and Bocce, while studying at Vasant Valley. For the past two years, having attained sufficient guidance in Golf, he attempted the game on an international platform for the first time. A win of gold in his first ever international participation made him ecstatic! Ankush He follows a strong regimen of physical strength endurance training under expert guidance of his father Lt. Col. Saha, in Bangalore. A chance round of Golf with his father a few years ago got him to explore his strong inclination towards the game.
From 8 teams from 6 countries in 2012 the Golf Masters competition grew to 14 teams from 12 nations last year with over 18 teams from over 10 countries this year. Also playing at the tournament were Korea, China, Spain, Zimbabwe and more. The Special Olympics athletes participated in Level 1 and 2 or in Level 5 only. Three different levels are included to give competition opportunities to different athletes with different abilities. The difference is that Level 1 and 2 are for beginners and Level 5 is for the expert golfers
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