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Mongolian boy wins 2016 World Deaf Wrestling Cadet and Junior Freestyle Championship

By U.Badamtsetseg

2016 World Deaf Wrestling ChampionshipThe 2016 World Deaf Wrestling Cadet and Junior Freestyle Championship was held in Tehran, Iran. Erkhembayar Namdagdorj from Mongolia participated and won the championship in 54 kg weight category.

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Source: Go Go Mongolia

Rio 2016: Olympic Torch Relay heads for heart of Brazil

2016 Rio OlympicsSimilar emotions were expressed by Hiram Alcantara, a former star of Brazil’s deaf futsal team and a two-time world champion, when the relay arrived in his home town of Anápolis.

“Carrying the torch in our country makes me feel elated,” he enthused. “Ever since I was a little boy I dreamed about being part of this moment. It is something I will carry with me forever.”

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Junior wrestlers come 2nd at World Deaf C’ship

2016 World Deaf Wrestling ChampionshipTEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) – Iran Junior Greco-Roman team has finished runner-up at the 2016 World Deaf Wrestling Cadet and Junior Greco-Roman Championship in Tehran.

The 2nd edition of Cadet and Junior World Deaf Wrestling Championship convened in Shohadaye Haftom Tir Sports Hall with the Iranian team landing in the second best place after Russian rivals.

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Source: Mehr News Agency

Missouri’s J'den Cox achieves goal of making Olympic wrestling team

By Brandon Foster

COLUMBIA — When Missouri wrestling coach Brian Smith first met J’den Cox, Cox was a fat little 4-year-old reading chapter books in Smith’s office while he waited for his older brothers to finish practicing with the Columbia Youth Wrestling Club.

Now a junior at Missouri, Cox’s most recent “chapter book,” as he called it, came in the form of a congratulatory text message from his girlfriend. The reason for the long-winded excitement?

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Source: News Tribune

Gamworks launches Deaf Sports Association Clip project

Gamworks yesterday launched Gambia Deaf Sports Association CLIP project grant support through Gambia Federation of the Disabled at the Gambia Deaf and Hard of Hearing headquarters in Kanifing.

Gamwoks has supported Gambia Deaf Sports Association with a vehicle for commercial purposes to generate income for the community-based infrastructure and livelihood improvement project (CLIP).

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Source: The Point

A brief history of doping in disability sport A brief history of doping in disability sport

By Laura Hale

This article is part of a ParaSport News series of articles looking at doping in the Paralympic, Deaflympic and disability sports movement.

The history of doping and doping controls in disability sport dates back to the early 1980s. This lagged behind Olympic and professional sport by about 10 to 20 years, with the first reliable testing methods for testosterone and anabolic steroids being developed in 1974. The 1976 Olympics subsequently including bans for these substances and in competition testing for them.

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Source: ParaSport News


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