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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

Day Seven Brings in Medals from Swimming and Track

United States FlagTeam USA Cycling competed in the Points Race today. The Points Race is an event that typically takes place on velodromes, which has banked turns to allow for continuous pedaling throughout the entire competition. Men and women typically do 50km and 40km, respectively. Points Races also usually have opportunities to earn points every 2km. First place in each lap gets 5 points, 2nd place will get 3, 3rd place gets 2, and 4th gets 1 point. The last lap receives double points. This Deaflympic event was held on an enclosed 2km loop using public streets that were closed off from traffic. It was more like a criterium in the US, which makes it very crucial that the riders are skilled.

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Source: USA Deaf Sports Federation

Russia breaks 3 more world records on day 4 of Deaflympics

By Braden Keith

2017 DeaflympicsAll but two races in which a Deaf Swimming World Record is recognized saw both the Deaflympic and World Record broken on Monday as swimming resumed following an off day Sunday.

That started with the women’s 400 free, where Russia’s Viktoria Terenteva won in 4:25.94. She’s only 18 years old and was the second-youngest swimmer in the final. Her time broke the World Record set by Anna Tovsta at the 2009 Deaflympics in Tapei.

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Source: Swim Swam

Records tumble at Deaflympics

2017 DeaflympicsWith the first week over, the 23rd Summer Deaflympics has already created several records. In the men's 50m three positions, South Korean Changchoon won the gold. The world record holder Swiss Thomas Moeschnig won the silver and German Colin Daniel Müller won the bronze. In the women's 400m hurdles, Russian Asya Khaladzhan broke the world record with a time of 1:00.22 and won the gold. In the men's 1,500m, Kenyan John Koech broke the Deaflympics record with a time of 3:48.95 and earned the gold medal. In the men's pole vault, Kirill Fillipov broke the Games record with 4.81m and won the gold medal. Another Russian, Dmitriy Kochkarovi won the silver and Cheng-Yu Chen from Chinese Taipei won the bronze.

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Source: Daily Sabah