Dhanush Srikanth won gold in men’s 10m air rifle competition in 24th Deaflympics

Dhanush Srikanth struck gold in the men’s 10m air rifle competition on day three of the ongoing 24th Deaflympics at Caxias do Sul, Brazil, ensuring a golden start to India’s campaign at the Games.

Shourya, on the other hand, earned the bronze medal by shooting 224.3, behind the silver medallist Kim Woo Rim of Korea, who shot 246.6 in the eight-man final.

Apart from the ecstatic performance in the men’s 10m air rifle event, the Indian badminton team also returned with the gold medal after defeating Japan 3-1 in the final.

The 2021 Summer Deaflympics

The 2021 Summer Deaflympics, officially known as the XXIV Summer Deaflympic Games, and commonly known as Caxias Do Sul 2021, is the ongoing international multi-sport event held in Caxias Do Sul, Brazil, as the main host city from 1 May to 15 May 2022. The 2021 Summer Deaflympics are postponed to 2022 and will be held in Caxias do Sul, Brazil from May 1 to 15, 2022.

In addition to Caxias, there are events scheduled for the neighbour cites of Farroupilha and Flores da Cunha. On April 12, 2022, CISS has announced that due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russian and Belarussian athletes were barred from competing in Caxias, and in the same press release it was also announced that the bowling tournament was scheduled to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, during October 20–30, 2022.