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Summer Deaflympics 2021

The 24th edition of 2021 Summer Deaflympics i.e. Caxias 2021, officially called the XXIV Summer Deaflympic Games, was an international multi-sport event held at Festa da Uva, Caxias do Sul, Brazil.

The 24th edition of 2021 Summer Deaflympics i.e. Caxias 2021, officially called the XXIV Summer Deaflympic Games, was an international multi-sport event held at Festa da Uva, Caxias do Sul, Brazil.This is the first time the Games are being held in a Latin American country and not during the summer of the host city (as it is autumn in May in the south of Brazil) and the third time for the Games to be held in the Southern Hemisphere only after 1989 games held in Christchurch in New Zealand and 2005 games in Melbourne, Australia. The event was opened by Michelle Bolsonaro, the First Lady of Brazil.

The Motto of the event is “Sports comes from the our hearts”

The mascot of the Deaflympics is the Ring-tailed Coati – Nino, meaning priceless, worthy of appreciation, cheerful, happy, very lucky, and auspicious.

 

Total Medal Tally:

Rank

Country

Total

1

Ukraine

138 (Gold- 62, Silver- 38, Bronze- 38)

2

USA

55 (Gold- 20, Silver- 11, Bronze- 24)

3

Iran

40 (Gold- 14, Silver- 12, Bronze-14)

9

India

17 (Gold- 8, Silver- 1, Bronze- 8)

 

Medals Won by India:

Athlete

Event

Medal

Dhanush Srikanth

Men’s 10m air rifle

Gold

Abhinav Deshwal

Men’s 10m air pistol

Gold

Dhanush Srikanth & Priyesha Deshmukh

Mixed team 10m air rifle

Gold

Badminton Team

Mixed team badminton

Gold

Jerlin Jayaratchagan

Women’s singles badminton

Gold

Diksha Dagar

Women’s golf

Gold

Jerlin Jayaratchagan & Abhinav Sharma

Mixed doubles badminton

Gold

Sumit Dahiya

Men’s freestyle 97kg

Gold

Prithvi Sekhar & Dhananjay Dubey

Men’s doubles tennis

Silver

Shourya Saini

Men’s 10m air rifle

Bronze

Vedika Sharma Women’s

10m air pistol

Bronze

Abhinav Sharma

Men’s singles badminton

Bronze

Prithvi Sekhar

Men’s singles tennis

Bronze

Prithvi Sekhar & Jafreen Shaik

Mixed doubles tennis

Bronze

Virender Singh

Men’s freestyle 74kg

Bronze

Amit Krishan

Men’s freestyle 86kg

Bronze