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21-Year-Old Sneha Verma Won Gold at the Special Olympics World Summer Games

21-Year-Old Sneha Verma Won Gold at the Special Olympics World Summer Games

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21-year-old Sneha Verma from Navi Mumbai has made the country proud by bagging a gold medal at the Special Olympics World Summer Games, 2015. She won for the 50m freestyle event.

India got another gold added in its name at the Special Olympics World Summer Games being held in Los Angeles.

Sneha Verma from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, won a gold medal for the 50m freestyle event on July 28th.

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21-year-old Sneha, who lives with Down’s syndrome, was selected to represent India at the games for the very first time. Before her participation at the Special Olympics World Summer Games, she had gone for four preparatory camps as well.

With the support of her family, she has been swimming since the age of 10. She was trained at a special school in Central Business District (CBD) of Navi Mumbai.

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The school principal, Sukany Venkataraman said that her sheer determination has made her the winner, and it is a prestigious win for the country.


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The super talented Sneha has also won three gold medals at the Special Olympics National Games which were held in Karnataka in 2013. Other than these, she has grabbed every opportunity she got – to participate and to practice. She has been a part of a number of sports competitions held in her district, state level competitions and national level games as well.

We congratulate Sneha on her win and wish for many such victories in her life.

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