Sunday, November 19, 2017
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Indian amateur golfer Diksha Dagar credits dad for her silver win at Deaflympics

By Ruchika Garg

India FlagDiksha Dagar might not be able to hear the sound when her golf club hits the ball, but striking hole-in-one lights up her face like nothing else. At the age of 16, the Indian golfer has made the country proud by winning a silver medal at the ongoing Deaflympics (Deaf Olympics; on till July 30) in Turkey.

Diksha is among the 46 sportspersons participating in the games at Samsun. This is the first time that golf is a part of Deaflympics. And, behind Diksha’s victory is an extraordinary tale of courage and commitment.

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Source: Hindustan Times

South Africa: Loubser Leaves Turkey With Two Deaflympics Medals

By Mark Etheridge

South Africa FlagSouth Africa's participation in the swimming section of the Deaflympic Games in Samsun, Turkey came to an end on Wednesday night.

The small team failed to build on the two silver medals won by Cornell Loubser as she ended fourth in the 50m butterfly final.

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Source: All Africa

Team USA Men’s Volleyball Clinch 8th Place

United States FlagTeam USA Men’s Vollyball played their final match of the 2017 Summer Deaflympics today at the Mustafa Dagistanli Sports Hall. The men were pumped up to face Japan in the competition to determine the 7th and 8th places in the games. A small but enthusiastic crowd was on hand to cheer on the teams.

The US men began the first set by taking an early lead. Japan was able to tie the set with a strong defense and by taking advantage of a few American errors. The match remained close to the end, but Japan took the set 25-22.

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Source: USA Deaf Sports Federation

Day 8 a Slew of Medals including Gold in Golf

United States FlagThe final event for the Deaflympics’ Golf had everyone on the course tittering.

Team USA’s Kaylin Yost fought hard to catch up from being down three on the 6th hole with two bogies but she was able to pick up with two straight birdies on the 7th and 8th holes that had her just one down behind the leader, Dagar from India.

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Source: USA Deaf Sports Federation

Turkish wrestler Çıtak wins second gold in Deaflympics

Turkey FlagWith Russia continuing to collect most of the medals on day nine, Turkey has also been winning medals in various branches in the 23rd Deaflympics, held in Samsun. In the 97kg finals, İlhan Çıtak (above) defeated his opponent Ukranian Viktor Antypenko with technical superiority and earned the gold medal. This gold medal is İlhan's second in Samsun and seventh overall. In athletics, Turkey's first medal came in hammer throw. Muhammet Çakır ranked second after Russian Maxim Bgan. Japanese Takamasa Ishida took the third place.

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Source: Daily Sabah

Meet Team GB Deaflympics bronze medalist Steven Cafferty

By Michael Catling

Great Britain FlagSteven Cafferty edged out Emil Nielsen in a play-off to win the first ever bronze medal for golf at the Deaflympics, describing his feat as 'a dream come true'

Steven Cafferty seems just like any other golf nut. Turn up at the Playsport complex in East Kilbride and you can bet he’ll be playing or talking golf. The latter he does for a living as a sales advisor at American Golf, though his real talent lies in hitting clubs rather than selling or fitting them. The 27-year-old plays off two at the Heritage Links course and finished fourth in the 2016 World Deaf Championship.

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Source: Today’s Golfer