‘Special’ Ranveer goes into the Record Books


Los Angeles: Ranveer Singh Saini has gone in the History Books after he won a gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. The 14-year-old autistic golfer achieved the feat in GF Golf-Level 2 Alternate Shot Team Play event on Friday. Ranveer and his partner Monica Jajoo were nine shots clear of joint second-placed teams from Hong Kong (Tsz Leung Chung/Ka Kit Lam) and Nippon (Takefumi Hiyoshi/Tadatoshi Sakai). In all, 21 nations participated.

This isn't Ranveer's first big achievement. Two years ago he became the first Indian golfer to win two gold medals at the Asia Pacific World Games.  Ranveer was diagnosed with autism when he was less than two years old. He's also a keen cook, pianist and loves calculating dates and numbers. But it's golf that's given the 14-year-old a unique identity and his achievements have even included him in the Limca Book of Records.