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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.

Read more: http://www.turkiyenewspaper.com/sports/10659.aspx

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.

Read more: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/07/30/greeces-hearing-impaired-womens-basketball-team-grabs-olympic-gold/

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.

Read more: http://www.swimming.org/sport/british-success-samsun-2017-deaflympics/

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.

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