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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

Sailing comes to Samsun for Deaflympics place

2017 DeaflympicsApart from hosting 21 different disciplines, the Deaflympics 2017 in Samsun has also welcomed a few sports that are hopeful of earning a place in the next meet. To promote sailing, one of the aspiring sports, a team from Poland traveled to the Black Sea province and held some publicity events at the Samsun Sailing Club from July 23 to July 26. Tomasz Guminski, a member of the Polish team said that he has been involved in sailing since he was eight, and has 18 years of experience as an instructor. The Polish sailor and his team that includes his father and children have traveled to different countries including Germany, Russia, and the U.K. to promote sailing in the hearing impaired community. But, their main goal is to get sailing included in the Deaflympics.

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Source: Daily Sabah

Matthew Klotz wins 3rd gold of 2017 Deaflympics

By Braden Keith

2017 DeaflympicsThe World Record onslaught from the 2017 Deaflympics slowed on Tuesday, the penultimate day of the 6-day (with one off-day in the middle) event. In relative terms at least – there were still 2 World Records broken in 6 events, which is actually behind the blistering record-breaking pace that the meet has had.

The first came in the men’s 1500m freestyle, where Japan’s Satoi Fujihara took almost 3 seconds off his own World Record with a 15>37.64. His prior record was a 15:40.70 from 2014. He also broke the much-older Deaflympics Record by a much-larger margin: that record had stood since Taipei in 2009, where Deaflympics legend Terence Parkin swam a 16:08.56.

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Source: Swim Swam

Iran awarded 6 more medals in 2017 Summer Deaflympics

Iran FlagIranian audibly-challenged sportsmen and women continue to bring honor to their country through laudable performances at the 23rd edition of Summer Deaflympics in Turkey, and received six more medals to boost the Islamic Republic’s medal count to 20 at the international multi-sport event.

On Tuesday, Iran’s freestyle wrestler Keyvan Rostamabadi downed his Kyrgyz opponent Aibek Ryspekov 10-0 by technical fall in the first round of the 57-kilogram weight category.

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Source: Press TV