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Erdoğan congratulates Turkish team at Deaflympics for success

Turkey FlagPresident Recep Tayyip Erdoğan congratulated Turkey's Deaf Sports Federation for winning a total of 39 medals in the 23rd Deaflympics, the Presidency said Saturday.

In a congratulatory message to the head of the federation, Yakup Ümit Kihtir, Erdoğan especially celebrated the Turkish men's volleyball team and and the men's handball squad for winning their respective tournaments, the Presidency said in a statement.

Read more: https://www.dailysabah.com/sports/2017/07/29/erdogan-congratulates-turkish-team-at-deaflympics-for-success

Source: Daily Sabah

Former UW-Milwaukee track star wins medals at Deaflympics

United States FlagA local athlete is winning big on the world stage.

Taylor Koss graduated from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the spring. He was a member of the Panther track team all four years.

Koss is an exceptional athlete who was born completely deaf.

Read more: http://www.wisn.com/article/former-uw-milwaukee-track-star-wins-medals-at-deaflympics/10381028

Source: WISN

Records tumble on final day of athletics at Deaflympics in Samsun

By Liam Morgan

2017 DeaflympicsGermany's Nele Alder-Baerens, Lenka Matouskova of the Czech Republic and the Russian 4x100 metres quartet all set Deaflympics records on their way to gold medals in Samsun today.

Alder-Baerens was in fine form at the 23rd edition of the Deaflympics in the Turkish city as clocked 2 hour 51min 19sec to secure the title in formidable fashion.

Ukrainian runner Mariia Syvnobii was a distant second place, finishing the course in 3:12.53.

Read more: http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1053408/records-tumble-on-final-day-of-athletics-at-deaflympics-in-samsun

Source: Inside The Games

Egypt’s deaf soccer team defeats Italy; wins bronze medal

Egypt FlagThe Egyptian Deaflympics soccer team defeated Italy 2-1 to win a bronze medal in the Olympic Games held in Samsun, Turkey.

The Deaflympics are a fully-sanctioned Olympic event designed solely for deaf athletes. This year’s edition was held in Turkey.

The Pharaohs went on top inside the first ten minutes through Mustafa Khalifa. The Italians drew level twelve minutes later.

Read more: http://www.kingfut.com/2017/07/30/egypts-deaf-soccer-team-defeats-italy-wins-bronze-medal/

Source: Kingfut

Japan captures Deaflympics gold in women’s volleyball

Japan FlagSAMSUN, Turkey — The Japanese women’s volleyball team beat Italy 3-0 in the final of the 23rd Summer Deaflympics, an international competition for the hearing-impaired, in Samsun, Turkey, on Friday. The gold medal was the team’s first in 16 years.

The Japanese team, the silver medalist in the previous Deaflympics, powered to victory on the back of its overwhelming superiority.

Read more: http://www.the-japan-news.com/news/article/0003849587

Source: The Japan News

Weis completes Deaflympics with fifth place finish in the discus

United States FlagSAMSUN, Turkey – Former Southwest Minnesota State University track & field athlete Alex Weis completed his week-long competition for Team USA at the 2017 Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey.

On Monday, Weis was the top American throw by placing fifth in the finals of the shot put with a toss of 15.75m. Dmitry Kalmykov of Russia won the event with a toss of 16.70m.

Read more: http://www.marshallindependent.com/sports/local-sports/2017/07/deaflympics-weis-completes-deaflympics-with-fifth-place-finish-in-the-discus/

Source: Marshall Independent