Ranveer Saini becomes first Indian golfer to win gold medal at Special Olympics World Games
Los Angeles: Ranveer Singh Saini etched his name in the record books after he became the first Indian to bag a gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games on Friday. The Indian achieved this feat in Los Angeles in GF Golf-Level 2 Alternate Shot Team Play.
Ranveer, partnered by Monica Jajoo, outplayed the joint second-placed pairs of Tsz Leung Chung and Ka Kit Lam from Hong Kong and Takefumi Hiyoshi and Tadatoshi Sakai from Nippon by the margin of nine shots.
The Gurgaon-based 14-year-old golfer was diagnosed with autism, a neurological disorder characterised by impaired social interaction, at the age of 2. He started playing golf at the age of nine.