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Teen with autism first from India to win gold at Special Olympics

August 05, 2015

Golfer Ranveer Singh Saini who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2 and started playing golf at 9 has a lot to be proud of these days. During the first day of The 2015 Special Olympics World Games won a gold medal in the GF Golf-Level 2 Alternate Shot Team Play. He’s the first individual from India to ever win a gold medal in this event. Two years earlier, Saini became the first indian golfer to win two gold medals at the Asia Pacific World Games. Read more about his feat here.

This isn't the first time golf has been in the spotlight in our autism community. 2 years ago The Golf Channel's in Play with Jimmy Roberts took an in-depth look at autism and golf where they featured Ricky Martin, a young man with autism who has a passion for golf. Earlier that year they also highlighted Former PGA Golfer autism foundation called Els for Autism. You can learn more about the foundation through the video below...