India’s Medal Count rises to 13 in Deaflympics at Brazil

Deaflympics 2021 is currently underway at Festa da Uva Main Pavilion in the city of Caxias do Sul in southern Brazil. The quadrennial event began on May 1 and will conclude on May 15 with around 2,100 athletes from 72 countries participating at the Games.

India, meanwhile, have sent a contingent of 65 athletes to compete in 11 sports, making it the country’s largest-ever representation at Deaflympics since making its debut in 1965.

In this edition India recorded their best performance at the Deaflympics by winning 13 medals, including seven golds.

In Shooting Dhanush Srikanth, who shot a world record score of 247.5 to win the 10m air rifle event title, and badminton player Jerlin Jayaratchagan won two gold medals each. Tennis ace Prithvi Sekhar, meanwhile, bagged three medals.

Athlete Event Medal
Dhanush Srikanth Men’s 10m air rifle Gold
Shourya Saini Men’s 10m air rifle Bronze
Badminton Team Mixed team badminton Gold
Vedika Sharma Women’s 10m air pistol Bronze
Abhinav Deshwal Men’s 10m air pistol Gold
Dhanush Srikanth / Priyesha Deshmukh Mixed team 10m air rifle Gold
Jerlin Jayaratchagan Women’s singles badminton Gold
Abhinav Sharma Men’s singles badminton Bronze
Diksha Dagar Women’s golf Gold
Jerlin Jayaratchagan / Abhinav Sharma Mixed doubles badminton Gold
Prithvi Sekhar / Dhananjay Dubey Men’s doubles tennis Silver
Prithvi Sekhar Men’s singles tennis Bronze
Prithvi Sekhar / Jafreen Shaik Mixed doubles tennis Bronze

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