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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.

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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.

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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.

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Source: Golf Digest

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