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Iran runner-up at World Deaf Junior Freestyle Wrestling C’ships

2018 World Deaf Wrestling Championships
TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) – Gaining one gold, two silver and 5 bronze medals and 160 points, Iran stood at the second place of the 5th World Deaf Junior Freestyle Wrestling Championships held in Vladimir, Russia.

Saeed Forutannejad (120kg) snatched the sole gold medal for Iran.

Reza Alinejad (57kg) and Ali Shakibazadeh (92kg) were the silver-winners.

Naser Karimi (65kg), Hamidreza Kan’ani (74kg), Hamidreza Khajeh (79kg), Ali Abbaspour (84kg) and Mehdi Malakouti (97kg) grabbed 5 bronze medals in the competitions.

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Source: Mehr News Agency

Deaf woman hopes to earn pilot’s license through scholarship program

By Janine Puhak

2018 Julia Velasquez
Instructor Andrea Hynek and Julia Velasquez enjoy a flying lesson in the high skies.

One deaf California woman with a passion for the high skies hopes to earn her pilot’s license next month through a special program at Purdue University Airport.

As Julia Velasquez prepares to take the test for the coveted license in July, she says the seven-week opportunity, made possible through a scholarship, is a dream come true.

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Source: Fox 59

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Iran crowned champion at World Deaf Freestyle Wrestling C’ships

2018 Iran Wrestling World Champs
TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) – Gaining 5 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals and a total point of 193, Iran was crowned champion at the 5th World Deaf Senior Freestyle Wrestling Championships held in Vladimir, Russia.

Mohammad Siavoshi (57kg), Hossein Nouri (70kg), Hossein Darikvand (74kg), Mohsen Manouchehri (86kg) and Mohammad-Rasoul Qamarpour (92kg) each snatched a gold medal at the competitions while Keivan Rostamabadi (61kg) won the only silver medal for Iran.

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Source: Mehr News Agency

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Time to reflect

2018 England Deaf Rugby Reflection
So is the growth of Deaf Rugby created more at community events or international fixtures?

The answer to that question is simple, community and international go hand in hand. If planned correctly if hosted and featured in locations that have little or no knowledge of Deaf Rugby then the impact is huge.

England Deaf Rugby Union have learnt over the years, moving forward at a rate of knots, finding our feet and identifying the best way to raise awareness. Our ultimate aim is to integrate Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing rugby players into their own clubs, whether grassroots or premiership, with no barriers from players, coaches, officials or opposition.

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Source: England Deaf Rugby

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Obstacles don’t beat this deaf Ukrainian student

By Ashley Hiruko

2018 Elis Topchaniuk
Elis stands atop a winner’s podium in Europe in early May. (Courtesy photo)

HS junior Elis Topchaniuk is a top-ranked world cyclist

LYNDEN — Elis Topchaniuk came to town from the Ukraine three years ago. The 18-year-old, who was born deaf, had uttered only a few English words before and her hearing impairment meant the Lynden High School student needed to simultaneously learn both English and American Sign Language.

Her family’s move to the United States came about a year after Topchaniuk and her family had relocated from Crimea in the Ukraine to Chernivtsi, an area near Poland. In 2014, Russia had declared that Crimea was annexed and now a Russian federal subject, causing an international furor.

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Source: Lynden Tribune

Legendary Goonga Pehelwan banned from World championships for revolting against Deaf Wrestling Federation

2018 Goonga Pehelwan
Goonga Pehelwan has 7 international medals to his name.

Legendary deaf and mute wrestler Virender Singh also known as 'Goonga Pehelwan' has been banned from taking part in the World Championships in Russia this month after he spoke against the All India Sports Council of the Deaf for allegedly not paying the due amount to the athletes. Singh had revolted against the Federation after he and his team-mates were not paid the promised amount after the Deaflympics in 2017.

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Source: Times Now News

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