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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.

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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.

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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.

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Source: USA Deaf Sports Federation

23rd Deaflympics prove to be a success

2017 DeaflympicsThe 23rd Deaflympics began on July 18 in the coastal Black Sea province of Samsun with more than 3,000 athletes from 97 countries participating, and is set to end on July 30.

Aleksas Jasiunas, head coach of Lithuania men’s basketball team, simply described the organization with the word “perfect”.

For his fifth trip to Turkey, Jasiunas said he had the chance to observe the Deaflympic’s organization process in Samsun.

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Source: Turkiye Newspaper

Greece’s Deaf Women’s Basketball Team Grabs Olympic Gold

By Tasos Kokkinidis

Greece FlagGreece’s Deaf Women’s Basketball team celebrated a gold medal win on Saturday at the Deaflympics taking place in Turkey.

In the final of the tournament, Greece beat Lithuania 67-50.

At the end of the third quarter there was only a point separating the two teams (39-38). However, in the final quarter Greece forged ahead with an impressive display clinching the Gold medal.

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Source: Greek Reporter

British success at Samsun 2017 Deaflympics

Great Britain FlagBritish swimmers made their mark at the 23rd Deaflympics which are currently taking place in Samsun, Turkey.

The swimming events kicked off on Thursday 20 July and finished on 26 July. There were a number of medals and British records set over the six days of competition.

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Source: Swim England