14-year-old with autism bags gold medal in Special Olympics

Ranveer and his partner Monica Jajoo were nine shots clear of joint second-placed teams from Hong Kong's Tsz Leung Chung and Ka Kit Lam and Nippon's Takefumi Hiyoshi and Tadatoshi Sakai. (Photo: Facebook)

Ranveer and his partner Monica Jajoo were nine shots clear of joint second-placed teams from Hong Kong’s Tsz Leung Chung and Ka Kit Lam and Nippon’s Takefumi Hiyoshi and Tadatoshi Sakai. (Photo: Facebook)

Los Angeles — A 14-year-old with autism made history by becoming the first Indian golfer to join and win at the Special Olympics World Games, which was recently held in Los Angeles.

Ranveer Singh Saini, who was diagnosed with autism at age two, bagged a gold medal Friday at the GF Golf-Level 2 Alternate Shot Team Play event.

Saini began playing golf five years ago when he was just nine years of age, and not long after that, he became the first golfer from India to ever win two gold medals at the Asia Pacific World Games.

Since then, the Indian Golf Union has been giving him their all-out support. According to a pre-tournament release by the union:

“The Indian Golf Union has supported Ranveer in his endeavour to bring more laurels for the nation. In 2013 Saini had won two gold medals at the Special Olympics Asia-Pacific Golf International in Macau. In LA, Saini will be competing against 300 ‘special golfers’.”

Saini and his partner, Monica Jajoo, were nine shots clear of joint 2nd place teams from Nippon and Hong Kong.

Source: firspost.com Golf: Fourteen-year-old Ranveer Singh Saini wins gold at Special Olympics

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2015 Autism Daily Newscast

Top Stories and Breaking News

Researchers hope to revolutionize autism diagnosis through Autism & Beyond app

New York — A team of researchers from Duke are hoping to revolutionize how autism is diagnosed in young children through an iPhone app called ‘Autism & Beyond’. The researchers are working closely with Apple in hopes of improving how autism is diagnosed in children today. Due to the surge of the number of children […]

The damage of Chlorine Dioxide also peddled as Miracle Mineral Solution

For those of you that do not know there’s a very real threat to our autistic children in the world today. Naive parents and carers are being told that parasitic worms are the cause of autism in their children. They are being told that if they remove these worms with CD (Chlorine Dioxide) treatments the […]

Blogging mother, Temporary Tourist, shares her experiences of Disney’s Guest Assistance rule change

We’ve had mixed responses on Disney’s decision to change the Guest Assistance Card system. We reported Autism Hippie’s experiences on October 11. Disney implemented a change in their guest assistance cards for children and adults with special needs on October 9 after reports that people were flagrantly abusing the old system. Cards called Disability Access […]