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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

Greece’s Deaf Women’s Basketball Team Grabs Olympic Gold

By Tasos Kokkinidis

Greece FlagGreece’s Deaf Women’s Basketball team celebrated a gold medal win on Saturday at the Deaflympics taking place in Turkey.

In the final of the tournament, Greece beat Lithuania 67-50.

At the end of the third quarter there was only a point separating the two teams (39-38). However, in the final quarter Greece forged ahead with an impressive display clinching the Gold medal.

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Source: Greek Reporter

British success at Samsun 2017 Deaflympics

Great Britain FlagBritish swimmers made their mark at the 23rd Deaflympics which are currently taking place in Samsun, Turkey.

The swimming events kicked off on Thursday 20 July and finished on 26 July. There were a number of medals and British records set over the six days of competition.

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Source: Swim England

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.

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Source: Daily Sabah