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AFMS Officers Shine at World Medical and Health Games with Record Medal Haul

New Delhi: Four Armed Forces Medical Service (AFMS) Officers have brought laurels to India by clinching a record 32 medals at the 43rd World Medical and Health Games held in Saint-Tropez, France, from June 16 to 23, 2024. The officers, Lt Col Sanjeev Malik, Maj Anish George, Capt Stephen Sebastian, and Capt Dania James, achieved a historic feat by winning 19 gold medals, 9 silver medals, and 4 bronze medals in the world’s largest sports event for health professionals.

Breakdown of Victories

  • Lt Col Sanjeev Malik, VSM
    • Five Gold Medals (Above 35yrs Male Category)
      • Events: 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 5000m, Cross Country, and 4x100m Relay
  • Maj Anish George
    • Four Gold, Six Silver, and Two Bronze Medals (Under 35 yrs Male Category)
      • Events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, Javelin, Shotput, Discus Throw, Hammer Throw, and Powerlifting
  • Capt Stephen Sebastian
    • Six Gold Medals (Under 35 yrs Male Category)
      • Events: 100m, 200m, 400m, Long Jump, Hammer Throw, and 4x100m Relay
  • Capt Dania James
    • Four Gold, Three Silver, and Two Bronze Medals (Under 35 yrs Female Category)
      • Events: 100m, 200m, 4×100 Relay, Javelin, Discus Throw, Shot Put, Badminton Solo, Badminton Doubles, and Powerlifting

Lt Gen Daljit Singh, DGAFMS, congratulated the officers for their spectacular performances, praising their hard work and dedication. He expressed his best wishes for their future endeavors, hoping they continue to bring more laurels to the country.

The World Medical and Health Games, often regarded as the Olympic Games for Health Professionals, have evolved into the most prestigious global sporting event within the medical community. Since its inception in 1978, the Games attract over 2500 participants from more than 50 nations annually. The event fosters a unique blend of medical expertise and athletic prowess, promoting fitness and camaraderie among healthcare professionals worldwide.

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