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DEAFLYMPICS

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.

Read more: http://2017sd.usdeafsports.org/?p=525

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.

Read more: https://swimswam.com/russia-breaks-3-more-world-records-on-day-4-of-deaflympics/

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.

Read more: https://www.dailysabah.com/sports/2017/07/26/records-tumble-at-deaflympics

Source: Daily Sabah

Turkey eye first medals in bowling in Deaflympics

Turkey FlagZeynep Canpolat and Şükriye Mutlusoy, Turkey's youngest bowling duo at this year's Deaflympics, is dreaming big for the future. Though team Turkey could not win a medal in the men's or women's singles, the national athletes are looking to change that over the coming days in the pairs, triplets, teams and masters events. And even if the team cannot ultimately win a medal, they will leave the tournament with valuable experience that might become the key to success for upcoming stars Zeynep Canpolat, and Şükriye Mutlusoy.

Read more: https://www.dailysabah.com/sports/2017/07/25/turkey-eye-first-medals-in-bowling-in-deaflympics

Source: Daily Sabah

India turn the tide after a week; win 3 medals to produce best-ever performance

By Shubham Ghosh

India FlagTill the end of the first week, there was no ray of hope. But on the eighth day, India's golden Deaflympians made the country immensely proud by bagging one gold and two bronzes to jump to the nineteenth place in the medals' tally. Russia were leading the table with 123 medals, including 56 golds, and look certain to maintain their lead for the remaining five days of the competition. Ukraine were a distant second with 60 medals.

Read more: http://www.ibtimes.co.in/deaflympics-2017-india-turn-tide-after-week-win-3-medals-produce-best-ever-performance-736052

Source: International Business Times

Interesting Tidbits about Golf in Turkey

United States FlagSamsun, Turkey, is one of the fastest growing cities (now 1.2 million people) in the world but only holds one golf course. In fact, there are only 20 golf courses in the whole country of Turkey. The Turkish Golf Federation is committed to recruit more Deaf golfers. Three male and two female Turkish golfers participated in this Deaflympics.

Four countries did not participate in the World Deaf Golf Championships (WDGC) but decided to participate in this Deaflympics. They are Kenya, India, Russia and Turkey. Hopefully they will consider competing in future events as well.

Read more: http://2017sd.usdeafsports.org/?p=517

Source: USA Deaf Sports Federation