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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Source: Arka News Agency