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Winners of the Deaf Athletics trials will represent Kenya in Bulgaria

An impressive Juster Kwamesa secured an important victory in 10,000m world championships qualifiers; and sealed a ticket to the 3rd edition of the world deaf athletics championships in Bulgaria. Kwamesa clocked 41 minutes 10.05 seconds to win ahead of 2nd placed Mercy Payai who crossed the finish line after 42minutes 10.8 seconds while Sarah Wairimu came in third position. In the men’s 800m finals.

Read more & view video: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/ktnnews/index.php?videoID=2000108932&video_title=winners-of-the-deaf-athletics-trials-will-represent-kenya-in-bulgaria

Source: KTN News

Deaflympics champion Kibai retains 5000m crown

Triple World Deaflympics champion, Simon Kibai Cherono retained his national title after clocking 13:59.2 in the men 5000m to book a ticket to next month’s World Deaf Athletics Championship in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.

He was joined Peter Toroitich and National team captain Daniel Kiptum who crossed the line in 14:48.6 and 14:57.8 for silver and bronze to qualifiy automatically thanks to their impressive times during the National Deaf Trials at Safaricom Stadium, Kasarani on Thursday.

Read more: https://citizentv.co.ke/sports/deaflympics-champion-kibai-retains-5000m-crown-128902/

Source: Citizen Digital

Deaf Track and Field Day held

Deaf and hard-of-hearing students in grades K-12 were invited to take part in the 34th annual Deaf Track and Field Day, held April 9 at Wally Pontiff Jr. Playground in Metairie.

Read more: http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/community/crescentcity/15400943-148/deaf-track-and-field-day-held

Source: The New Orleans Advocate

Russia dominates European Indoor Athletics Championships

2016 5th European Deaf Indoor AthleticsThe 5th European Deaf Indoor Athletics Championships in Tourin, Poland concluded with Russia dominating the competition. In seven women events, Russia won five gold, five silver, and four bronze medals. No other country won more than two medals with Belarus and Estonia each winning two.

On the men’s side, Russia won nine medals in eight events with four gold, three silver, and two bronze. Poland won five with two gold, two silver, and one bronze medals. Belarus rounded out the top three with three medals earning a silver and two bronze.

First day of competitions went underway at the 5th European Deaf Indoor Athletics Championships in Torun, Poland with 14 countries participating.

Results - March 18 and 19, 2016

Men Events
60h
400m - Final
3000m
4x400m

Women Events
60h
400m - Final
4x400m
Long Jump
Shot Put

Results - March 17, 2016

Medal Count - Women
Russia 14 (5 gold, 5 silver, 4 bronze)
Estonia 2 (gold, bronze)
Belarus 2 (2 silver)
Slovakia 1 (gold)
Lithuania 1 (bronze)
Poland 1 (bronze)

Medal Count - Men
Russia 9 (4 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze)
Poland 5 (2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
Belarus 3 (silver, 2 bronze)
Lithuania 2 (gold, bronze)
Turkey 2 (silver, bronze)
Slovenia 1 (gold)
Latvia 1 (silver)
Great Britain 1 (bronze)

5th European Deaf Indoor Athletics Championships

2016 5th European Deaf Indoor AthleticsFirst day of competitions went underway at the 5th European Deaf Indoor Athletics Championships in Torun, Poland with 14 countries participating.

Results - March 17, 2016

Men Events
60m - Heat
60m - Final
400m - Heat
1500m
Long Jump
Shot Put

Women Events
60m
400m - Heat
1500m
High Jump

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