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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

Armenians win five medals at Deaflympic games

Armenia FlagYEREVAN, July 28. /ARKA/. Armenia's national team won four bronze and one silver medals at the XXIII Deaflympic (previously called World Games for the Deaf) summer games held in Samsun, Turkey, Astghik Martirosyan, a spokeswoman for the ministry of sports and youth affairs, told journalists on Friday.

Read more: http://www.arka.am/en/news/sport/armenians_win_five_medals_at_deaflympic_games/

Source: Arka News Agency

Turkey's men's volleyball and handball teams win gold in Deaflympics

Turkey FlagTurkey's national men's volleyball and handball teams were crowned champions on Friday at the 23rd Summer Deaflympics in Samsun after beating Ukraine and Russia respectively.

The Turkish volleyball team wrapped up the first set with a 25-22 lead against Ukraine. The second set ended with a similar score, 25-22. Thanks to the players' consistent and energetic performance, the Turks sealed their victory with a 25-23 lead at the end of the final set.

Read more: https://www.dailysabah.com/sports/2017/07/28/turkeys-mens-volleyball-and-handball-teams-win-gold-in-deaflympics

Source: Daily Sabah

Turkish national karate team win gold in Deaflympics

Turkey FlagWith the 23rd Summer Deaflympics drawing to an end this Sunday, Turkey's national team has made their country extremely proud.

In the men's team kata, Burak Mert Can, Fatih Çiçek and Mehmet Ali Sapmaz defeated Ukraine in the finals to win gold.

Read more: https://www.dailysabah.com/sports/2017/07/29/turkish-national-karate-team-win-gold-in-deaflympics

Source: Daily Sabah

Symetra Tour pro becomes first gold medalist in golf at the Deaflympics

By Steve Dykes

United States FlagKaylin Yost initially caught our attention in March when she Monday qualifying into the LPGA Bank of Hope Founders Cup, then shot an opening-round 67, an impressive feat for the on-again, off-again Symetra Tour pro who also suffers from 90 percent hearing loss. The 24-year-old American impressed again this week by becoming the first gold medal winner in golf at the Deaflympic, an Olympics-style international competition for hearing-impaired athletes.

Read more: http://www.golfdigest.com/story/symetra-tour-pro-becomes-first-gold-medalist-in-golf-at-the-deaflympics

Source: Golf Digest