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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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