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Hearing-impaired athletes get grand welcome in city

India FlagThough none of the officials from the Sports Ministry or the Sports Authority of India (SAI) was present to receive the contingent of hearing-impaired athletes at the Delhi International Airport, Sumit and Gursimran, two athletes from Patiala School for Deaf who represented India in the World Deaf Olympics, were warmly received by the school and the district authorities here.

Read more: http://images.tribuneindia.com/news/chandigarh/hearing-impaired-athletes-get-grand-welcome-in-city/446438.html

Source: The Tribune

Deaflympians Shamed: How India Failed Its Specially-Abled Heroes On The Day It Mattered The Most

By Rohan Raj

India FlagDespite being a cricket-crazy nation, India has still managed to at least acknowledge, if not celebrate the success of sportspersons coming from different domains. There was adequate fanfare and cash rewards for Sakshi Malik and PV Sindhu after they won their respective medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Read more: http://www.mensxp.com/sports/other-sports/38622-deaflympians-shamed-how-india-failed-its-specially-abled-heroes-on-the-day-it-mattered-the-most.html

Source: MensXP

Protesting Deaflympians demand equal treatment as para-athletes from Sports Ministry

India FlagNew Delhi: The Deaflympians, who had staged a protest at the airport here for not getting a proper welcome by the Sports Ministry, have demanded that they should be treated at par with para-athletes.

The Deaflympians, who had won five medals including a gold in the Deaflympics held at Samsun in Turkey from 18 to 30 July, had refused to leave Delhi airport, protesting that no top official from the Sports Ministry came to receive them.

Read more: http://www.firstpost.com/sports/protesting-deaflympians-demand-equal-treatment-as-para-athletes-from-sports-ministry-3887203.html

Source: FirstPost

Felixstowe Ferry’s Paul Waring wins golf silver in Deaflympics

By Mark Heath

Great Britain FlagPaul Waring of Felixstowe Ferry came away from the Deaflympics at Samsun in Turkey with a silver medal for Great Britain.

He was involved in a classic final against former German professional Allen John who has dominated deaf golf for a while. It ended at the first extra hole after 16 birdies had been shared.

Read more: http://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/felixstowe-ferry-s-paul-waring-wins-golf-silver-in-deaflympics-1-5128713

Source: East Anglian Daily Times

Indian Olympians Arrive After Winning 5 Medals, But Nobody Cares Because It's #Deaflympics

By Somak Adhikari

India FlagThe Indian contingent that was taking part in the Deaflympics of the Olympics for those impaired in hearing just returned home in the wee hours of the morning.

But guess what? No one was there to meet them. It is understood that Sports Minister Vijay Goel is in hospital due to chest infection but someone from the concerned authorities should have been there.

Read more: http://www.indiatimes.com/sports/indian-olympians-arrive-after-winning-5-medals-but-nobody-cares-because-it-s-deaflympics-326954.html

Source: India Times

S. Korea Secures Record Medal Haul at Deaflympics

South Korea claimed its record number of medals at the Deaflympics held in Samsun, Turkey.

South Korea FlagTeam Korea secured a record 52 medals to finish third in the overall medal tally for a third consecutive time at the world games for deaf athletes.

On the last day of the games on Monday, South Korea added one gold, one silver and one bronze medal. In total, South Korea grabbed 18 gold, 20 silver and 14 bronze medals.

Read more: http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=129068&id=Sp

Source: KBS