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Felixstowe Ferry’s Paul Waring wins golf silver in Deaflympics

By Mark Heath

Great Britain FlagPaul Waring of Felixstowe Ferry came away from the Deaflympics at Samsun in Turkey with a silver medal for Great Britain.

He was involved in a classic final against former German professional Allen John who has dominated deaf golf for a while. It ended at the first extra hole after 16 birdies had been shared.

Read more: http://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/felixstowe-ferry-s-paul-waring-wins-golf-silver-in-deaflympics-1-5128713

Source: East Anglian Daily Times

Indian Olympians Arrive After Winning 5 Medals, But Nobody Cares Because It's #Deaflympics

By Somak Adhikari

India FlagThe Indian contingent that was taking part in the Deaflympics of the Olympics for those impaired in hearing just returned home in the wee hours of the morning.

But guess what? No one was there to meet them. It is understood that Sports Minister Vijay Goel is in hospital due to chest infection but someone from the concerned authorities should have been there.

Read more: http://www.indiatimes.com/sports/indian-olympians-arrive-after-winning-5-medals-but-nobody-cares-because-it-s-deaflympics-326954.html

Source: India Times

S. Korea Secures Record Medal Haul at Deaflympics

South Korea claimed its record number of medals at the Deaflympics held in Samsun, Turkey.

South Korea FlagTeam Korea secured a record 52 medals to finish third in the overall medal tally for a third consecutive time at the world games for deaf athletes.

On the last day of the games on Monday, South Korea added one gold, one silver and one bronze medal. In total, South Korea grabbed 18 gold, 20 silver and 14 bronze medals.

Read more: http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=129068&id=Sp

Source: KBS

Poroshenko congratulates Ukrainians on second place at Deaflympics in Turkey

Ukraine FlagUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko has congratulated Ukrainian athletes on their successful performance at the 23rd Summer Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey, where the national team took second place.

"It was an amazing performance of our athletes at the Deaflympics in Turkey! The Ukrainians won 99 medals and took second place. I sincerely congratulate you on these fantastic results. I thank our Deaflympics athletes for the example of the fortress of spirit and the will to victory!" he said in the greetings posted on his Facebook page.

Read more: http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/scottish_fa_news.cfm?page=1957&newsCategoryID=4&newsID=17109

Source: Ukrinform

Team USA Track & Field Brings Home 6 Medals

United States FlagFinal Medal count for Team USA Track & Field:

Gold – 1
Silver – 1
Bronze – 4

On July 27, 2017, Shellane McKitty had her 2nd career sub 60 seconds with 59.64 for 8th in the Women’s 400m Finals. Delvin Furlough amazed people with another 49 seconds’ performance. However, this did not earn him a medal, finishing 7th.

Read more: http://2017sd.usdeafsports.org/?p=592

Source: USA Deaf Sports Federation

Team USA Women’s Volleyball win Bronze and 1,000th Medal

United States FlagFriday, July 28th marked the last day of volleyball competition for the 2017 Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey. The USA Women’s team suffered a heartbreaking loss to Italy on Wednesday in the semifinal and matched up against Ukraine in the bronze medal match.

From the start, the US team was dominant, determined to medal after suffering defeat in the semifinal. The US jumped out to an early lead in the first set with aggressive serving and a well spread offense, led by Sarah Tubert. Towards the end of the set, a serving streak by Abby Garrity gave Team USA an insurmountable lead and they took the set 25-16.

Read more: http://2017sd.usdeafsports.org/?p=577

Source: USA Deaf Sports Federation