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New Approved 2016 Performance Records

USA Deaf Track  FieldBelow is the list of 25 new approved indoor and outdoor track & field performance records made this year in 2016. Next year will be a big banner year because of 2017 Summer Deaflympics is approaching. The Games will be held in Samsun, Turkey from July 18 to 30.

The updated track & field records and Top 10 Performances can be found on our website .

Congratulations to all athletes for breaking new track & field performance records!

Read more: http://www.usadtf.org/2016/10/new-2016-records/

Source: USA Deaf Track & Field

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.

Read more: http://www.newsarawaktribune.com/news/59618/Maria-throws-in-first-athletics-gold/

Source: New Sarawak Tribune

DUHAMEL WINS SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

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.

Read more: http://www.utsports.com/sports/c-xctrack/spec-rel/092016aaa.html

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.

Read more: http://marshallindependent.com/page/content.detail/id/588411/SMSU-s-Weis-to-compete-in-Deaflympics.html?nav=5007

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.

Read more: http://www.guampdn.com/story/life/2016/08/06/silent-motivation-guam-olympian-runs-deaf-parents/88050166/

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.

Read more: http://www.theborneopost.com/2016/07/18/deaf-runners-and-athletes-in-silent-run/

Source: Borneo Post Online

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