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India's special athletes win record medals

February 06, 2013 20:59 IST

India's differently-abled athletes returned with the largest haul of medals in the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games at Pyeong Chang, South Korea.

The Indians won 46 medals -- 13 gold, 17 silver and 16 bronze -- from among mentally-challenged 2200 athletes from over 120 nations in the Games which ended on Tuesday.

India doubled its medal tally from the World Winter Games 2009.

The Games are being competed in eight sports -- alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, figure skating, short track speed skating, floor hockey and floorball.

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