The Delhi government-run Asha Kiran Home contingent to the Special Olympics World Summer Games has brought laurels to India, after winning seven medals at the LA Games, including three gold medals.
According to a statement by Delhi government on Tuesday, 4 August, Phoolan Devi (17) won first gold for the country in power lifting (bench press category). She also clinched three bronze medals in power lifting (all lifts, dead-lift and squat lift).
Two of the other gold winners at the games, held between July 25 and August 2 in Los Angeles, were Mathru and Patto who excelled in softball (team event) and 800 metres run respectively. The outfit also won three bronze medals, the government added.
According to the statement, the contingent was selected by Special Olympics-Bharat from different levels. including championships at district, state and national levels and four preparatory camps held in Delhi and other parts of India.
The contingent is set to return on August 4.