Proud moment for Punjab-Bathinda girl brings laurels by winning Gold Medal in Deaf Olympics in Brazil
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
In the Deaf Olympics being held in Brazil, Bathida’s player Shreya won the gold medal in Badminton.
Shreya is the only disabled player from the state, who was selected in the Indian team. Shreya had left for Brazil to participate in the Deaf Olympics on April 27, where Shreya participated in the matches held from May 2 to 4. In the final match, India won the Gold medal by defeating Japan.
Shreya’s father Davindar Singla and mother Neelam Singla said that Shreya is unable to hear since childhood. She was very fond of badminton from the very beginning. She started playing badminton at the age of seven.
Seeing her passion in Badminton, she made up her mind to give coaching to her daughter and got her coaching from Deepak Suryavanshi.
In 2019, Shreya represented India at the 2nd World Deaf Youth Badminton Championship held in Taiwan and won a silver medal in the girls’ double event.
After this she took training from Shining Star Academy of Bahadurgarh. Now she has brought laurels to India by participating in Deaf Olympics. Four female players from India were selected for the Deaf Olympics. These include Shreya of Bathinda (Punjab), one player from Madhya Pradesh, one from Uttar Pradesh and one from Tamil Nadu.
Proud moment for Punjab-Bathinda girl brings laurels by winning Gold Medal in Deaf Olympics in Brazil. Shreya’s father Davindar Kumar Singla is working in SBI Bank and her mother Neelam Singla is a school teacher. As per her father she will land at Delhi airport on May 14, 2022. Even today she is competing for another match. Team India has reached the quarterfinals and the match is scheduled at 3:00 am (IST)
Deaflympic is held in Caxias Do Sul, in Brazil. It was started in May 2022 and the closing rates are 15th May 2022. This year 72 nations have participated in the Deaflympics with 2267 athletes. 1521 men and 746 women have participated in the deaf Olympics from the 72 nations