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Inside Events: USA Deaf Sports Federation

By Mary Helen Sprecher

USA Deaf Sports FederationAn Interview with Jameson “Jim” Crane, III, Executive Director

USA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF) serves as the national governing body of deaf sport organizations in the United States. Its purpose is to regulate the rules of competition for affiliated organizations, facilitate the participation of US teams in international deaf competitions, and promote human rights and equity through sports. Its international governing body is the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD). It is affiliated with 108 national deaf sports federations worldwide. The ICSD is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to be of equal standing with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). It puts on the Deaflympics, most recently held in 2017 in Samsun, Turkey. 200 events were contested.

Read more: https://www.sportsdestinations.com/sports/special-needs/inside-events-usa-deaf-sports-federation-14792

Source: Sports Destination Management

Gurugram wrestler roars at world event, bags bronze

By Rohit E David

2018 Ritik Umeed
Ritik (left) is one of three Haryana wrestlers who won medals at the 5th World Deaf Wrestling Championship held in Russia

GURUGRAM: Seventeen-year-old Ritik Umeed is among the three mute wrestlers from Haryana who won one gold and two bronze medals at the 5th World Deaf Wrestling Championship, held in Russia from June 11-19.

While Gurugram lad Ritik and Ajay Kumar, from Sonipat, bagged a bronze medal in 65kg freestyle and 51kg freestyle in cadet category, respectively, Amit Krishan (19), also from Sonipat, won gold in 70kg junior category.

Read more: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/gurgaon-wrestler-roars-at-world-event-bags-bronze/articleshow/64704917.cms

Source: Times of India

Photo credit - Times of India

Kids learn baseball through camp for the deaf

By Mary Pautsch

Johnston, IOWA (WOI) - Hitting the field for a ball game is something most of us take for granted.

But there's a group of kids in the metro this week who say baseball has changed their lives.

The sight of kids playing baseball is a familiar one, but there's a group of children in the metro catching the attention of everyone who passes by.

They're stepping up to the plate in Johnston this week as a part of the Iowa Baseball Camp for the Deaf.

Read more & view video: http://www.siouxlandproud.com/news/local-news/kids-learn-baseball-through-camp-for-the-deaf/1255198920

Source: Nextstar Broadcasting, Inc.

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.

Read more: https://en.mehrnews.com/news/134919/Iran-runner-up-at-World-Deaf-Junior-Freestyle-Wrestling-C-ships

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.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/06/16/deaf-woman-hopes-to-earn-pilot-s-license-through-scholarship-program.html

Source: Fox 59

Photo credit - Fox 59/WTTV VIA NNS

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.

Read more: http://www.englanddeafrugby.com/news/time-to-reflect-2316674.html

Source: Mehr News Agency

Photo credit - Mehr News Agency

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