India end second in taking pictures at Deaflympics | More sports activities News – Times of India
Only 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 making certain 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.
This is the primary time an Indian taking pictures group has participated on the Deaflympics on the initiative of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI).
An elated NRAI secretary common Ok. Sultan Singh stated, “It makes me even prouder to have such a dedicated and high-quality team of professionals at NRAI. Without their hard work and dedication this phenomenal performance would not have been possible in such a short time.
“Our coaches Anuja Jung and Priti Sharma even went to the extent of studying signal language to higher impart teaching.
“My President Mr. Raninder Singh, forever the shooting promotion man, also made it very clear from day one that there should be left no stone unturned in the preparations of the squad.”
He additionally thanked the Sports Authority of India and the Sports Ministry for supporting the shooters.
“The Hon. Minister, Anurag Thakur, MYAS, was himself at hand to flag-off the team, inspiring confidence and providing much deserving recognition to the deaf shooters.”
Dhanush Srikanth was the star of the taking pictures squad, bagging two gold medals within the males’s 10m air rifle and 10m air rifle combined group competitions respectively. Priyesha Deshmukh was his accomplice within the combined 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 Council for the Deaf (AISCD), simply three months forward of the 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.