Gandhinagar, Sep 27 (UNI) Fifteen mentally retarded sportspersons from Gujarat will participate in the World Summer Games -- a special Olympics for mentally retarded in Shanghai from October 2 to 11.
The mentally retarded sportspersons from Gujarat include seven men and eight women namely Charul Shah, Manang Mehta, Birva Patel and Kinnari Jani for volleyball, Nadeem Patel, Neeraj Teli and Himanshu Nayka for cricket, Jai Pandya and Monika Shah for basket ball, Pooja Soni and Reshma Udani for cycling, Mahesh Thakur and Himanshu Madhogaria for table tennis, Sangeeta Shah for skating and Madhwi shah for acquatics.
The mentally retarded sportspersons from Gujarat will compete with their 7,500 counterparts from 165 countries. There will be 40,000 volunteers rendering their services at the Olympics. Also, there will be 3,500 sprots officials giving their assistance to the event.