Ranveer Singh Saini is a 14 year old with autism from the city of Gurgaon in India. Ranveer competed in golf in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles and became the first one from India to win a Gold Medal in the World Games. Ranveer Singh Saini is an Autism Light for the way in which his skill in golf inspires others with autism and for the pride he has brought to the country of India by being their first citizen to win a gold medal in the Special Olympics World Games.
Ranveer Singh Saini becomes the first Indian Golfer to win a gold medal at @SpecialOlympics World Games @LA2015 pic.twitter.com/SodpTDRtfh— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) August 1, 2015
While he adapted to the game, I took time to understand his special needs and devise different training techniques for him. He is quite an extraordinary child who thinks of golf merely as a game. Instead of getting bogged down by technicalities, he focuses on simply hitting the ball towards the hole. That's how he gradually became consistent with his swings and now he hits ball really well (Hole in One, Indian Express, May 12, 2013).The following is a news story on Ranveer's golfing when he was 12 years of age.
2015 World Games - Special Olympics: Ranveer won a gold medal in the GF Golf-Level 2 Alternate Shot Team Play event on July 31, 2015, and in doing so became the first one from India to win a gold medal in the history of the World Games. 21 nations participated in the event in 2015. "Ranveer and his partner Monica Jajoo were nine shots clear of joint second-placed teams from Hong Kong (Tsz Leung Chung/Ka Kit Lam) and Nippon (Takefumi Hiyoshi/Tadatoshi Sakai) (Golfer Ranveer Singh Saini Bags Gold in Special Olympics World Games, NDTV Sports, August 1, 2015)."
The following is a news story from India Progressing about Ranveer Singh Saini's accomplishment of winning the Special Olympics Gold for India.
In response to the achievement, Ranveer's father said, "To all parents of special children, just don't give up, special children are self-sustaining (Golfer Ranveer Singh Saini Bags Gold in Special Olympics World Games, NDTV Sports, August 1, 2015)."
Asia Pacific Special Olympics Golf Masters - 2013: At the age of 12, Ranveer won two gold medals at the Asia Pacific Special Olympics Golf Maters in April, 2013 that was held in Macau. He won a gold medal in the individual category and a gold medal in the team category. He also won a trophy in the skills competition (Hole in One, Indian Express, May 12, 2013). Ranveer's achievement also made it to the Limca Book of Records, which is the Indian equivalent to the Guiness Book of World Records.
Website: Visit Ranveer's official website at www.ranveersaini.com to learn about his past and future success.
If you would like to read more on Ranveer Singh Saini the following online stories feature his inspirational accomplishment.
- Indian Golfer Ranveer Saini Bags Gold in Special Olympics (The Times of India, August 1, 2015)
- Golfer Ranveer Singh Saini Bags Gold in Special Olympics World Games (NDTV Sports, August 1, 2015)
- Teen with Autism First from India to Win Gold at Special Olympics (Autism Speaks, August 5, 2015)
- Autism Could Not Stop This 14 Year Old from Becoming a Gold Medalist in the Special Olympics (The Logical Indian, August 1, 2015)
- Hole in One (Indian Express, May 12, 2013)
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