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

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