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Haryana Government includes Deaflympics in its sports policy

Haryana Government has decided to include Deaflympics in its Sports Policy in order to boost the morale of differently-abled sportspersons in the state.

Decision in this regard was taken during a state cabinet meet chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

With this inclusion, Deaflympian medalists now will be able to get cash rewards, jobs and other benefits from the state government.

About Deaflympics

  • Deaflympics is an International Olympic Committee (IOC) sanctioned event, at which deaf athletes compete at an elite level.
  • The first event of was held in Paris in 1924. It is the first international sporting event for athletes with a disability.
  • Previously, it was known as World Games for the Deaf and International Games for the Deaf.
  • Organised by the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf, (French- Committee International des Sports des Sourds) since first event.
  • Deaflympics are held every 4 years and often considered as the longest multi-sports event, excluding the Olympic.
  • To qualify for the Deaflympics, athletes must have a hearing loss of at least 55 decibel (dB).
  • In order to maintain equality and same level in participation among athletes, hearing aids, cochlear implants are not allowed during the games.


India’s top shooters win 3 gold, 2 bronze medals at International Shooting Competition

India’s top rifle shooters have won a rich haul of three gold and two bronze medals at the International Shooting Competition of Hannover in Germany.

In this shooting event, Beijing Olympics Games gold medallist Abhinav Bindra won both the individual and team gold in his pet 10 metre air rifle event.

Chain Singh won gold medal in the 50 metre men’s rifle and team gold in the 10 metre air rifle event.

The Gold medal winning 10 metre air rifle team members included Abhinav Bindra, Chain Singh and Gagan Narang.

While, Gagan Narang won the Bronze medal in the men’s 50 metre rifle 3 positions event and Apurvi Chandela won Bronze medal in women’s air rifle event.


Maniram Patel wins Gold medal in men’s 20 kilometre walk in 19th Federation Cup senior athletics championship

Maniram Patel from Gujarat has won Gold medal in the men’s 20 kilometre walk in the 19th Federation Cup senior athletics championship held at Mangaluru, Karnataka.

In the finals Patel clocked a time of 1 hour, 29 minutes, 51 seconds to secure first position and win the gold medal. While, Kuldeep of Tata Motors came at second position to win the Silver medal and Ankit Kumar of Indian Navy stood at the third position to win Bronze medal.

Apart from this event, World University Games Silver medallist and defending champion in shot put Inderjeet Singh of Haryana became the first athlete in the athletics meet to qualify for the Rio Olympics. He qualified with a stupendous toss of 20.65 metres in shot put in this athletics meet.