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.
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:
|1||Ukraine||138 (Gold- 62, Silver- 38, Bronze- 38)|
|2||USA||55 (Gold- 20, Silver- 11, Bronze- 24)|
|3||Iran||40 (Gold- 14, Silver- 12, Bronze-14)|
|9||India||17 (Gold- 8, Silver- 1, Bronze- 8)|
Medals Won by India:
|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|