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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.

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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.

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Source: KBS

Poroshenko congratulates Ukrainians on second place at Deaflympics in Turkey

Ukraine FlagUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko has congratulated Ukrainian athletes on their successful performance at the 23rd Summer Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey, where the national team took second place.

"It was an amazing performance of our athletes at the Deaflympics in Turkey! The Ukrainians won 99 medals and took second place. I sincerely congratulate you on these fantastic results. I thank our Deaflympics athletes for the example of the fortress of spirit and the will to victory!" he said in the greetings posted on his Facebook page.

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Source: Ukrinform

Team USA Track & Field Brings Home 6 Medals

United States FlagFinal Medal count for Team USA Track & Field:

Gold – 1
Silver – 1
Bronze – 4

On July 27, 2017, Shellane McKitty had her 2nd career sub 60 seconds with 59.64 for 8th in the Women’s 400m Finals. Delvin Furlough amazed people with another 49 seconds’ performance. However, this did not earn him a medal, finishing 7th.

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Source: USA Deaf Sports Federation

Team USA Women’s Volleyball win Bronze and 1,000th Medal

United States FlagFriday, July 28th marked the last day of volleyball competition for the 2017 Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey. The USA Women’s team suffered a heartbreaking loss to Italy on Wednesday in the semifinal and matched up against Ukraine in the bronze medal match.

From the start, the US team was dominant, determined to medal after suffering defeat in the semifinal. The US jumped out to an early lead in the first set with aggressive serving and a well spread offense, led by Sarah Tubert. Towards the end of the set, a serving streak by Abby Garrity gave Team USA an insurmountable lead and they took the set 25-16.

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Source: USA Deaf Sports Federation

23rd Deaflympics prove to be a success

2017 DeaflympicsThe 23rd Deaflympics began on July 18 in the coastal Black Sea province of Samsun with more than 3,000 athletes from 97 countries participating, and is set to end on July 30.

Aleksas Jasiunas, head coach of Lithuania men’s basketball team, simply described the organization with the word “perfect”.

For his fifth trip to Turkey, Jasiunas said he had the chance to observe the Deaflympic’s organization process in Samsun.

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Source: Turkiye Newspaper