Special Olympics World Games 2023 : India win 202 medals, including 76 gold

The Special Olympics World Games 2023 was conducted from from 17th June to 25th June 2023 in Berlin, Germany.

  • India’s overall medals tally reached 202 medals, including 76 gold medals,
  • India sent the second-largest contingent of 198 athletes with 57 coaches who competed in 16 sports during the nine-day event.
  • Notable gold medal performances included roller skaters Arayan in the 300 meters and Deepen in the 1000 meters.
  • The Indian men mixed 5×5 basketball team won gold by defeating Portugal, while the women’s unified team also secured gold by beating UAE.
  • The women’s 5×5 basketball team settled for silver after losing to Sweden in the final.
  • In Tennis, Swaraaj Singh won silver in the men’s singles Level 5 event.
  • In Volleyball, India won bronze in the men’s and mixed categories by defeating Korea 2-0.
  • India also won silver in women’s handball after losing to Azerbaijan in the final.
  • The Special Olympics World Games aims to promote recognition and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities.

Q.: Which city hosted the Special Olympics World Games 2023?
a) Berlin, Germany
b) Delhi, India
c) London, United Kingdom
d) Tokyo, Japan

Answer: a) Berlin, Germany

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