Indian athletes make us proud with 387 medals in Special Olympics


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Jubilant Indian team

December 6, New Castle, Australia


The Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games for athletes with an intellectual disability came to an end this evening at New Castle . Indian athletes shone winning 387 medals and won many a heart. Indian community in Newcastle supported and cheered the athletes all the way.

Following are our final scores

Athletics     :   Gold (41)     Silver (48)   Bronze (42)
Aquatics     :   Gold (04)     Silver (18) Bronze (19)
Bocce           :     Gold (24)   Silver (37) Bronze (47)
Badminton       Gold (25)   Silver (18) Bronze (23)
Table Tennis   Gold (15)     Silver (13)     Bronze (9)

Basket Ball
– Girls       Gold.       (India beat Australia in Finals)
– Boys     Gold         (India beat Pakistan in Finals)
– Silver (2) n Both unified & special team
– 5th & 6th place in Unified & special team

Total Tally – 387

India has the largest contingent after Australia that came with over 400 athletes, coaches and trainers and is proudly participating at the Closing Celebration with a spectacular fireworks on display at Foreshore Park on December 7 , Saturday night from 7.15pm, to end an unforgettable week for India hosted by Newcastle and the Hunter region.       The Closing Celebrations will include the official closing of the Games, cultural performances and a performance by multi-award winning country singer Amber Lawrence.


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