Making country proud, the Indian contingent at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games won 73 medals, including 37 gold, 10 silver, and 26 bronze medals.
The event, which was being held in Austria from March 14-25, saw participants from 105 countries with over 2600 athletes taking part in various disciplines like alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, among others.
Not only did India had an amazing run in the event, but by winning 73 medals they also bettered their previous record at the games by almost 30 medals.
India in 2013 had won 46 medals when the event was held in PyeongChang, South Korea.
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What must be noted, that out of the 37 gold medals that India won, 30 came on a single day with India winning Gold in Floor Hockey, Unified Floorball and Traditional Floorball among others.
Winning 30 medals in a single day is now also a tournament record haul for most gold medals won in a single day.
Besides Men’s Floor Hockey, India that day also won bronze in women’s hockey team by securing a third place finish in their category.
India also won 10 medals in Alpine Skiing 8 in Snowboarding and 9 in snowshoeing, speed skating and figure skating.