India wrapped up their capturing task on the twenty fourth Deaflympics in Caxias do Sul, Brazil, by ending in second place with three gold and two bronze medals.
Solely Ukraine completed forward of the 10-strong Indian contingent, with six gold and an total tally of 12 medals. It was a commendable efficiency by the Indian shooters in guaranteeing the nation’s best-ever efficiency at Deaflympics.
India at present ranks eighth on the medals desk with seven gold, one silver and 4 bronze medals.
That is the primary time an Indian capturing group has participated within the Deaflympics on the initiative of the Nationwide Rifle Affiliation of India (NRAI).
An elated NRAI secretary-general Ok. Sultan Singh stated, “It makes me even prouder to have such a devoted and high-quality group of execs at NRAI. With out their arduous work and dedication, this phenomenal efficiency wouldn’t have been attainable in such a short while.
“Our coaches Anuja Jung and Priti Sharma even went to the extent of studying signal language to raised impart teaching.
“My President Mr Raninder Singh, without end the capturing promotion man, additionally made it very clear from day one which there ought to be no stone left unturned within the preparations of the squad.”
He additionally thanked the Sports activities Authority of India and the Sports activities Ministry for supporting the shooters.
“The Hon. Minister, Anurag Thakur, MYAS, was himself at hand to flag-off the group, inspiring confidence and offering a lot deserving recognition to the deaf shooters.”
Dhanush Srikanth was the star of the capturing squad, bagging two gold medals within the males’s 10m air rifle and 10m air rifle blended group competitions respectively. Priyesha Deshmukh was his companion within the blended occasion.
Abhinav Deshwal gained India’s third gold medal within the males’s 10m air pistol occasion whereas Shourya Saini within the males’s air rifle and Vedika Sharma within the ladies’s air pistol gained particular person bronze medals.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the NRAI and the All India Sports activities Council for the Deaf (AISCD), simply three months forward of the Video games, whereby the nationwide governing physique of the game can be concerned actively from the trials to choice to teaching and coaching of the group for the Deaflympics.