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Highlights of the 2021 Summer Deaflympics

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The 24th edition of 2021 Summer Deaflympics i.e. Caxias 2021, officially called the XXIV Summer Deaflympic Games, was an international multi-sport event held at Festa da Uva, Caxias do Sul, Brazil. The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) is the main governing body responsible for the organisation of the Deaflympics and other World Deaf Championships.

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This is the first time the Games are being held in a Latin American country and not during the summer of the host city (as it is autumn in May in the south of Brazil) and the third time for the Games to be held in the Southern Hemisphere only after 1989 games held in Christchurch in New Zealand and 2005 games in Melbourne, Australia. The event was opened by Michelle Bolsonaro, the First Lady of Brazil.

The motto of the 2021 Deaflympics

The Motto of the event is “Sports comes from the our hearts”


The mascot of the Deaflympics is the Ring-tailed Coati – Nino, meaning priceless, worthy of appreciation, cheerful, happy, very lucky, and auspicious.

Events and Participation

A total number of 226 events across 18 sports were held with a participation of 2,349 athletes representing 71 nations.

Total Medal Tally:

Rank Country  Total
Ukraine 138 (Gold- 62, Silver- 38, Bronze- 38)
2    USA 55 (Gold- 20, Silver- 11, Bronze- 24)
Iran 40 (Gold- 14, Silver- 12, Bronze-14)
India 17 (Gold- 8, Silver- 1, Bronze- 8)

Medals Won by India:

Athlete  Event  Medal
Dhanush Srikanth Men’s 10m air rifle Gold
Abhinav Deshwal Men’s 10m air pistol Gold
Dhanush Srikanth & Priyesha Deshmukh Mixed team 10m air rifle Gold
Badminton Team Mixed team badminton Gold
Jerlin Jayaratchagan Women’s singles
Diksha Dagar Women’s golf Gold
Jerlin Jayaratchagan & Abhinav Sharma Mixed doubles badminton Gold
Sumit Dahiya Men’s freestyle 97kg Gold
Prithvi Sekhar & Dhananjay Dubey Men’s doubles tennis Silver
Shourya Saini Men’s 10m air rifle Bronze
Vedika Sharma Women’s 10m air pistol Bronze
Abhinav Sharma Men’s singles badminton Bronze
Prithvi Sekhar Men’s singles tennis Bronze
Prithvi Sekhar & Jafreen Shaik Mixed doubles tennis Bronze
Virender Singh Men’s freestyle 74kg Bronze
Amit Krishan Men’s freestyle 86kg Bronze

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