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Stevenston swimmer Danni Joyce is team’s most decorated athlete at Deaflympics 2017

By Rebecca Garrett

Great Britain FlagFrom Stevenston was the most decorated British athlete at this year’s Deaflympics in Turkey after taking home two Gold and two Bronze medals.

As the Herald reported last week, Danni won Gold in the Women’s 50m Freestyle and Bronze in both the 50m Backstroke and the 100m Mixed Freestyle Relay. Since then, the 21-year-old achieved another Gold in the100m Freestyle, making her the most decorated athlete from Team GB.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2vtrXrq

Source: Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald

Carly Timpson Medals in High Jump, Shines for Team USA at 2017 Deaf Olympics

Quinnipiac UniversitySAMSUN, Turkey – Quinnipiac women's indoor and outdoor track and field rising junior Carly Timpson (Narragansett, Rhode Island) wrapped up a successful appearance for Team USA in the 23rd running of the Deaflympics in Turkey. Timpson placed second in the high jump to earn a silver medal while she earned fourth place in the hammer throw event.

Read more: http://www.quinnipiacbobcats.com/news/2017/8/1/womens-indoor-track-field-carly-timpson-medals-in-high-jump-shines-for-team-usa-at-2017-deaf-olympics.aspx

Source: Quinnipiac University Athletics

Deaflympics striker Coco Victoria Briden: ‘Being deaf makes us better players because we have to be so alert’

By Amy Smith

Great Britain FlagCoco Victoria Briden, 26, plays midfield for Hackney Women’s Football Club. She is also playing for Great Britain as a striker in the Deaflympics this month.

‘Sport makes me feel good. Living in London can be lonely: it’s a big place and it can be hard. The Hackney club is like a family, everyone is so welcoming.

Read more: https://www.timeout.com/london/blog/deaflympics-striker-coco-victoria-briden-being-deaf-makes-us-better-players-because-we-have-to-be-so-alert-073117

Source: TineOut

Hearing-impaired athletes get grand welcome in city

India FlagThough none of the officials from the Sports Ministry or the Sports Authority of India (SAI) was present to receive the contingent of hearing-impaired athletes at the Delhi International Airport, Sumit and Gursimran, two athletes from Patiala School for Deaf who represented India in the World Deaf Olympics, were warmly received by the school and the district authorities here.

Read more: http://images.tribuneindia.com/news/chandigarh/hearing-impaired-athletes-get-grand-welcome-in-city/446438.html

Source: The Tribune

Deaflympians Shamed: How India Failed Its Specially-Abled Heroes On The Day It Mattered The Most

By Rohan Raj

India FlagDespite being a cricket-crazy nation, India has still managed to at least acknowledge, if not celebrate the success of sportspersons coming from different domains. There was adequate fanfare and cash rewards for Sakshi Malik and PV Sindhu after they won their respective medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Read more: http://www.mensxp.com/sports/other-sports/38622-deaflympians-shamed-how-india-failed-its-specially-abled-heroes-on-the-day-it-mattered-the-most.html

Source: MensXP

Protesting Deaflympians demand equal treatment as para-athletes from Sports Ministry

India FlagNew Delhi: The Deaflympians, who had staged a protest at the airport here for not getting a proper welcome by the Sports Ministry, have demanded that they should be treated at par with para-athletes.

The Deaflympians, who had won five medals including a gold in the Deaflympics held at Samsun in Turkey from 18 to 30 July, had refused to leave Delhi airport, protesting that no top official from the Sports Ministry came to receive them.

Read more: http://www.firstpost.com/sports/protesting-deaflympians-demand-equal-treatment-as-para-athletes-from-sports-ministry-3887203.html

Source: FirstPost