India’s special athletes continue to make India proud by winning 18 medals so far in the ongoing 2017 Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. The medal tally includes six gold, four silver and eight bronze. The team of 89 differently-abled sports persons of the Special Olympics Bharat (SOB) is participating in the competition. Over 2,600 athletes from 105 nations are taking part in the event.
India’s gold came on the third day, yesterday from six special athletes for ‘Alpine skiing’ and ‘snowboarding’. Shamsher Singh won a silver for the country on the first day. 24 year old Singh bagged a silver medal at snow shoeing- form of hiking in the snow with special foot wear-100m race on Sunday. 16-year old Jyoti Bala grabbed bronze medal for the same sport on Monday.