India's Autistic Swimmer Yash Singh Wins Bronze at Special Olympics World Games

Updated: 02 August 2015 15:39 IST

Autistic Swimmer Yash Singh won a bronze in 25-metre backstroke event at Special Olympics World Games last Sunday.

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Autistic swimmer Yash Singh last Sunday became the first Indian to win a medal at Special Olympics World Summer Games 2015 in Los Angeles. The 13-year-old boy Noida won bronze in the 25-metre backstroke swimming event on July 26. (Click here for latest swimming stories)

Yash clocked 19.23 seconds in the event. Chavez Lamy of Trinidad & Tobago bagged gold after clocking 16.85 seconds, the second place was a tie between Mohammad Shahin of Bangladesh and Ziyaad Manchest of South Africa.

Later on Friday, autistic golfer Ranveer Singh Saini bagged India's first-ever gold in a team event. The 14-year-old golfer paired up with Monica Jajoo to claim the top spot in GF Golf-Level 2 Alternate Shot Team Play event.

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