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Dubai is ICSD president’s favorite to host Deaflympics 2021

By Alex Leach

ICSDLONDON: Dubai is the personal preference of the president of the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD), Valery Rukhledev, to stage the 2021 Deaflympics, ahead of the newly-announced 2028 Olympic Games host city of Los Angeles.

Speaking at an overall evaluation meeting following this year’s edition in Samsun, Turkey, Rukhledev confirmed the two front-running candidates to stage the event in four years’ time — and disclosed his own opinion that the emirate should be selected ahead of LA.

Read more: http://www.arabnews.com/node/1139271/sports

Source: Arab News

Bowled over by S’pore’s first Deaflympic medals

By Toh Ee Ming

Singapore FlagSINGAPORE — Growing up, 18-year-old Adelia Naomi Yokoyama — who was born deaf — looked up to her two older sisters.

Elisa Yukie, now 20, went on to become the Optimist sailing world champion in 2012 and Natasha, 22, is a former national sailor.

But fears over Naomi being too far from safety at sea, as well as her cochlear implant, which cannot be exposed to water, meant that she could not follow in their footsteps.

Read more: http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/bowled-over-spores-first-deaflympic-medals

Source: Today Online

Deaflympics set for Los Angeles or Dubai in 2021 as 23rd edition concludes

By Liam Morgan

ICSDInternational Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) President Valery Rukhledev revealed that the 2021 Deaflympics will be held in either Los Angeles or Dubai as the 23rd edition of the event concluded in Samsun today.

Speaking following an evaluation meeting, Rukhledev said his "personal choice" would be to take the Deaflympics to Dubai.

The United Arab Emirates city has never hosted the Deaflympics, while Los Angeles, which looks set to stage the 2028 Olympics and Paralympics, held the event in 1985.

Read more: http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1053453/deaflympics-set-for-los-angeles-or-dubai-in-2021-as-23rd-edition-concludes

Source: Inside The Games

Stevenston swimmer Danni Joyce is team’s most decorated athlete at Deaflympics 2017

By Rebecca Garrett

Great Britain FlagFrom Stevenston was the most decorated British athlete at this year’s Deaflympics in Turkey after taking home two Gold and two Bronze medals.

As the Herald reported last week, Danni won Gold in the Women’s 50m Freestyle and Bronze in both the 50m Backstroke and the 100m Mixed Freestyle Relay. Since then, the 21-year-old achieved another Gold in the100m Freestyle, making her the most decorated athlete from Team GB.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2vtrXrq

Source: Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald

Carly Timpson Medals in High Jump, Shines for Team USA at 2017 Deaf Olympics

Quinnipiac UniversitySAMSUN, Turkey – Quinnipiac women's indoor and outdoor track and field rising junior Carly Timpson (Narragansett, Rhode Island) wrapped up a successful appearance for Team USA in the 23rd running of the Deaflympics in Turkey. Timpson placed second in the high jump to earn a silver medal while she earned fourth place in the hammer throw event.

Read more: http://www.quinnipiacbobcats.com/news/2017/8/1/womens-indoor-track-field-carly-timpson-medals-in-high-jump-shines-for-team-usa-at-2017-deaf-olympics.aspx

Source: Quinnipiac University Athletics

Deaflympics striker Coco Victoria Briden: ‘Being deaf makes us better players because we have to be so alert’

By Amy Smith

Great Britain FlagCoco Victoria Briden, 26, plays midfield for Hackney Women’s Football Club. She is also playing for Great Britain as a striker in the Deaflympics this month.

‘Sport makes me feel good. Living in London can be lonely: it’s a big place and it can be hard. The Hackney club is like a family, everyone is so welcoming.

Read more: https://www.timeout.com/london/blog/deaflympics-striker-coco-victoria-briden-being-deaf-makes-us-better-players-because-we-have-to-be-so-alert-073117

Source: TineOut