IBSA WORLD GAMES
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Context: The Indian women's blind cricket team has made history by winning the Gold medal at the IBSA World Games, held in Birmingham, England.
- The visually challenged Indian women's cricket team won a gold medal by defeating Australia by nine wickets at the IBSA World Games. The Indian team restricted Australia to 114/8 in 20 overs and then successfully chased down a revised target of 42 runs in just 3.3 overs. This victory marked the debut of cricket for visually challenged players in the International Blind Sports Federation World Games.
- The 2023 IBSA World Games were held at the University of Birmingham's Edgbaston campus and various regional venues between August 18 and 27.
- Approximately 1,250 blind and partially sighted athletes from 70 countries participated.
- Birmingham, England hosted the seventh edition of the IBSA World Games. The event occurs every four years.
- The RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) serves as the lead sponsor for the 2023 IBSA World Games.
- The organization aims to build on the legacy of the event to further the goals of the 'See Sport Differently' initiative. This initiative, funded by Sport England in partnership with British Blind Sport, aims to involve more blind and partially sighted individuals in sports and activities, benefiting participants and spectators alike.
Q. Which country has won the women's blind cricket final at the IBSA World Games?
B) South Africa