Inclusive India: specially-abled sportspersons make a mark globally

At the recently concluded Special Olympic Games in Abu Dhabi, India bagged 85 gold, 154 silver, and 129 bronze medals. The team, including 289 athletes, 73 coaches and other staff were up against 7,000 athletes from 170 countries.
Back home, in April, 16 teams consisting of 160 visually impaired players from across the country, participated in the fourth edition of the National Blind Football Tournament organised by the Indian Blind Football Federation (IBFF). Then there is the third tri-nation – India, Bangladesh and Nepal – T-20 wheelchair cricket world cup which is underway in Kolkata.

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