As you watch them focused intently on the chess board, moving their fingers with swift skill, you can easily forget that the 14 players deliberating over their moves are visually impaired.
Adventure and Sports
2018 is turning out to be special for India’s blind cricket team. In January, they defeated Pakistan to clinch their second consecutive World Cup crown. And if all goes to plan, blind cricketers of India will have a T20 league of their own by the year end.
In a step that may provide blind cricket much-deserved attention from TV and fans, Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) plans to conduct a T20 League for blind cricketers on the lines of Indian Premier League (IPL), between mid-November and mid-December.
The final leg of Third Edition of the National Blind Football Tournament for the visionless concluded with flying colours in Kochi, Kerala on Tuesday.The home team won the game and with it the sparkling trophy too. The tournament which started four days ago was organized by Indian Blind Football Federation (IBFF)-an independent federation setup in 2016 affiliated to the Paralympic Committee of India & IBSA New Delhi, with an aim to promote sports in the blind people's community.
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Cai Meiqi (front) guides her visually impaired friends to visit a scenic area on the outskirts of Chongqing. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)
Kiefer Jones, a former Fairmont resident who lives in Calgary, played in the 2018 Canadian National Blind Hockey Tournament in Toronto March 30th to April 1st.
Players from across the country were divided according to their level of sight and skill and placed into teams, Mr. Jones said. Those who are fully blind played as goalies, while those who have limited vision filled the rest of the positions.
“The people are still pretty fast,” Mr. Jones said, adding that friends and family members watching the games “almost forget that people are visually impaired.”
Gurbir Singh Dehlon, a visually impaired athlete from Ludhiana, has brought fame to his parents and the coach by clinching two medals in the recently held Para National Athletics Championship.
Gurbir, a total blind athlete, participated in this championship held at Panchkula where he finished at the victory podium in two events. He finished ahead of others to annex gold medal in the 400-metre race besides winning bronze in the 200-metre race.
Karnataka women made a clean sweep, bagging all the medals, while men secured one gold.
The Karnataka team that participated in IMF National Sports Climbing Championship
KOCHI: The national blind football team, which also comprises four players from Kerala, will soon leave for Japan to participate in the IBSA Blind Football World Grand Prix scheduled at Tokyo from March 21 to March 25.The Indian squad, which ranks 29 in the IBSA Blind Football ranking, will participate in the ‘development games’ which will be held in conjunction with the grand prix. The team will play against the Belgium and Japan B teams.
Slovakia's Henrieta Farkasova won the first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics on Saturday in women's vision impaired downhill skiing.
Farkasova and her guide Natalia Subrtova finished in 1min, 29.72 sec, beating second-placed Millie Knight of Britain and her guide Brett Wild by 0.86 sec.
It was the Slovakian's sixth Paralympic gold in vision impaired skiing. Belgium's Eleonor took the bronze medal, finishing the course in 1min, 31.60 sec.
New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot on Wednesday felicitated the 17-member Blind Cricket World Cup winning Indian Team and presented them with a cash award of Rs 34 Lakhs here.