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Sailing comes to Samsun for Deaflympics place

2017 DeaflympicsApart from hosting 21 different disciplines, the Deaflympics 2017 in Samsun has also welcomed a few sports that are hopeful of earning a place in the next meet. To promote sailing, one of the aspiring sports, a team from Poland traveled to the Black Sea province and held some publicity events at the Samsun Sailing Club from July 23 to July 26. Tomasz Guminski, a member of the Polish team said that he has been involved in sailing since he was eight, and has 18 years of experience as an instructor. The Polish sailor and his team that includes his father and children have traveled to different countries including Germany, Russia, and the U.K. to promote sailing in the hearing impaired community. But, their main goal is to get sailing included in the Deaflympics.

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Source: Daily Sabah

Matthew Klotz wins 3rd gold of 2017 Deaflympics

By Braden Keith

2017 DeaflympicsThe World Record onslaught from the 2017 Deaflympics slowed on Tuesday, the penultimate day of the 6-day (with one off-day in the middle) event. In relative terms at least – there were still 2 World Records broken in 6 events, which is actually behind the blistering record-breaking pace that the meet has had.

The first came in the men’s 1500m freestyle, where Japan’s Satoi Fujihara took almost 3 seconds off his own World Record with a 15>37.64. His prior record was a 15:40.70 from 2014. He also broke the much-older Deaflympics Record by a much-larger margin: that record had stood since Taipei in 2009, where Deaflympics legend Terence Parkin swam a 16:08.56.

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Source: Swim Swam

Iran awarded 6 more medals in 2017 Summer Deaflympics

Iran FlagIranian audibly-challenged sportsmen and women continue to bring honor to their country through laudable performances at the 23rd edition of Summer Deaflympics in Turkey, and received six more medals to boost the Islamic Republic’s medal count to 20 at the international multi-sport event.

On Tuesday, Iran’s freestyle wrestler Keyvan Rostamabadi downed his Kyrgyz opponent Aibek Ryspekov 10-0 by technical fall in the first round of the 57-kilogram weight category.

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Source: Press TV

Weis sixth in hammer throw at Deaflympics in Turkey

United States FlagSAMSUN, Turkey -- Luverne native and Southwest Minnesota State thrower Alex Weis finished in fifth place in the shot put and sixth in the hammer throw at the 2017 Deaflympics this week in Samsun, Turkey.

On Monday, he earned fifth place in the shot put with a throw of 15.75 meters. He placed first in Group A with a throw of 15.32m on Sunday to qualify for the final.

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Source: The Globe

Kazakh wrestler Asylzhan Tazhiev claims bronze of Deaflympics

Kazakh FlagASTANA. KAZINFORM Freestyle wrestler Asylzhan Tazhiyev won a bronze medal in up to 97 kg at the Deaflympics in Turkey, Kazinform reports with reference to the press service of the Committee for Sports and Physical Culture of Kazakhstan.

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Source: KazInform International News Agency

The youngest and the oldest together

2017 DeaflympicsThe youngest athlete in Samsun, the 13-year-old Indian badminton player Jerlin Jayaratchagan met the oldest athlete not only in Samsun but also in the Olympic history, 80-year-old Australian bowling player in the Olympic Village.


Jayaratchagan who was not born yet when the Autrialian bowling player participated in Deaflympics 'n 2011 for the first time, said: “I want my Deaflympics journey to be as long as hers. I hope to meet Judy again in Deaflympics 2021."

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Source: Deaflympics 2017