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Maria throws in first athletics gold

By Julie Ngadan

2016 SOMPAKUCING: Javelin thrower 22-yearold Maria Melisa Mohd Mohtiar claimed the first gold medal for Sarawak in the 19th Malaysia Deaf Games (Sopma) held at Stadium Sarawak in Pet ra Jaya here, Sunday. She also broke her own previous record of 24.10m with a throw of 24.61m. Earlier on Sunday, Maria was happy to get silver medal in the discus throw event with a throw of 21.26m.

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Source: New Sarawak Tribune


University of TennesseeDuhamel earned his first conference award after his first official race with the team this past Saturday at the Commodore Classic in Nashville, Tenn. Duhamel took 74th overall in a field of 228 competitors. He was the third Vol finisher as he completed the 8K in 26:12.5 in a competitive field featuring 11 schools ranked in the USTFCCCA’s regional rankings after week one.

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Source: University of Tennessee Athletics

SMSU’s Weis to compete in Deaflympics

By Jim Tate

USA Deaf Track  FieldSMSU track and field athlete Alex Weis will represent the United States at the Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey, July 18-30, 2017.

Weis, a Luverne native, is a senior at SMSU. He has been an advocate for the hearing impaired for quite some time, and last semester started the Sign Language Club on campus.

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Source: Marshall Independent

Silent motivation: Guam Olympian runs for deaf parents

By Jojo Santo Tomas

2016 Rio OlympicsRIO DE JANEIRO — Josh Ilustre’s earliest memories of talking without words come from when he was about age 4. He’d walk into the kitchen, and sign to his mom, Normie, “I’m hungry.”

When he started school, he remembers being placed in the Language Other Than English class, or LOTE — although that didn’t last long.

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Source: Pacific Daily News

Deaf runners and athletes in Silent Run

KUCHING: The Silent Run Kuching held yesterday was not completely silent, but participants learned a thing or two about how the silent community interacts.

Over 2,100 runners took part in both the 6km and 3km categories. Around 300 of them were from the deaf community.

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Source: Borneo Post Online

Shame as Kenya ‘barred’ from competing in Deaf Olympics

By Edward Mokuah

2016 World Athletics Deaf ChampionshipsTen Kenyan Deaflympics athletes have been barred from participating in the ongoing World Championships in Stara Zaragoza, Bulgaria for lacking hearing aids.

On Wednesday, Kenya lost a bronze medal with Jocob Kibet’s win in the 3000m steeplechase cancelled for lacking the necessary attachments.

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Source: Citizen Digital

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