Champ Coach
A floor hockey champion, an assistant coach and now a Special Olympic gold medallist – Suman has much to be proud of. She recently led the Indian Floor Hockey team at the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2013 as captain. The team went on to win the gold for their outstanding performance. This gritty 20-year-old refuses to let anything deter her from the path of success.
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Skater Boy
From the dusty bylanes of Delhi's Paharganj to the winner’s podium at the glittering World Winter Games 2013 in PyeongChang, Rajkumar Tiwari has come a long way. The boy whose family took his intellectual disability to be the ‘effect of black magic’ has done the country proud by winning a gold and a silver in figure skating at the recently held World Winter Games 2013.
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Small Wonder
At 12 years, Anishka Upadhyay was among the youngest of the 3,500 athletes who competed at the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2013 in PyeongChang, South Korea. What’s more, the bubbly girl who was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder at a very young age, returned home with two golds in alpine skiing.
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Sported!
For 22-year-old Anil Dev Dhingra, it was a life-defining moment. The snow-shoeing champion not only won the silver at the 10th Special Olympics Bharat World Winter Games in Pyeong Chang, South Korea in February 2013, but his photograph with Burmese Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi at the event grabbed headlines the world over.
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Born to Win
It was the Special Olympics Softball National Championships 2012 in Alwar. The tension in the stadium was palpable. All eyes were on Viraj. As he hit the last ball of the match, ending the game on a perfect pitch to win his team the gold, Viraj recalled the rigorous training sessions in his village in Goa, where he lives with his ailing mother.
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Special Olympics Bharat is a movement that uses sports as a catalyst to transform the lives of children and adults with intellectual disability.

1 million (10,00,000) athletes with intellectual disabilities
84,950 coaches and trainers
All states and Union Territories of India
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Over 24,000 athletes at the National Games since 2002