SHOOTING: SEVDA RANKS 5TH
In women's 25m airgun, Korean Ji Won Chun earned the gold medal. Two Russians, Olga Misochenko and Valeria Kladovikova, earned the silver and bronze respectively. Sevda Öztürk from Turkey finished the finals 5th, while Makbule Akkaya ranked 10th in qualifiers and couldn't advance to the finals.


ATHLETICS: YASİN IN FINALS
In men's 400m semi-finals, Yasin Süzen ranked 1st both in his series and overall, qualifying for the finals. Hasan Baydaş ranked 4th in his series and couldn't advance to the finals.

In women's shot put, the last Deaflympics champion Ivana Kristoficova from Slovakia defended her title with a distance of 15.30, just 3 cms behind her world record. Russian Svetlana Bizakina won the silver and Chinese Chunxia Ren won the bronze.

In women's 100m hurdles, American Janna Vandermeulen won the gold with a time of 14.29. Yuliia Shapoval from Ukraine won the silver, while the heptathlon champion Anastasia Klechkina won the bronze.

In men's long jump, Maris Grenins fro Latvia earned the gold medal. Ivan Pakin from Russia earned the silver and another Russian, Maxim Kulikov won the bronze.

In women's 200m first round, Aysun Akay ranked 4th in her series and advanced to the semi-finals.

In men's 200m qualifiers, Doğan Biçer ranked 4th in the 9th series. Hüseyin Baydaş ranked 3th in 2nd series. Serdar Ortaç ranked 4th in thth series. Neither could advance to the finals.

In men's discus throw qualifiers, Serhan Çalhan ranked 13th and got eliminated.


BADMINTON: THE TURKS FAIL TO ADVANCE FROM ROUND OF 32
In men's singles round of 64, the Turkish player Barış Mehmet Ural defeated Japanese Masaaki Numakura and Doğukan Yılmaz defeated Bulgarian Nikola Tyankov, both 2-1; advancing to the round of 32. Doğukan lost 2-0 to Serhii Dashchenko in the round of 32 and got eliminated. Barış lost 2-0 to the German Oliver Witte and got eliminated. The 3rd Turkish player, Kemal Özer, was defeated 2-1 by Indonesian player Edi Susanto and bid farewell to the Games.

In women's singles round of 32, Nalan Kaygın from Turkey lost 2-0 to Olga Shtayger from Russia and got eliminated.


BASKETBALL: THE "BASKETBALL FAIRIES" TO PLAY 5TH PLACE MATCH
Turkish Women's Deaf Basketball Team defeated the Chinese team with a score of 83-65 and is entitled to the 5th place match. Turkey will face Poland in the 5th place match, who slammed Kenya 93-22.

The men's team lost 86-68 to Argentina and will face Russia for the 7th place match, who lost 89-64 to Slovenia.


FOOTBALL: TURKISH WOMEN EYE 5TH PLACE
Turkish Women's Deaf Football Team lost 4-0 to Russia in their last match of the group and lost any medal chances. They will now face China for the 5th place match. In the other matches of the group, Great Britain defeated China 6-0 and Poland-Brazil drew 2-2. With these scores, Poland will face Russia in the finals and Brazil will play for the bronze against Great Britain.


GOLF: MEDALS FIND THEIR OWNERS
In the men's competition, German Allen John received the gold medal, who defeated the British Paul Daniel Waring in the finals. Another British golfer, Steven Cafferty, defeated the Danish golfer Lasse Emil Nielsen and won the bronze medal.

In the women's competition, American Kavlin Yost defeated Indian Diksha Dagar and became the champion. The bronze medal went to Andrea Hjellegjerde, who defeated the German Amelie Gonzalez Podbicanin.


HANDBALL: TURKEY IN THE FINALS!
Turkey Men's Deaf National Football Team defeated Germany 24-22 in the semi-finals and advanced to the finals. Turkey's opponent in the finals will be Russia, who defeated Croatia with a score of 31-30. The final match will be played on Friday, July 28; at 19:00.


KARATE: ONE GOLD AND THREE BRONZE MEDALS ON THE TATAMI FOR TURKEY
In men's team kata, the Turkish team of Burak Mert Can, Fatih Çiçek and Mehmet Ali Sapmaz defeated Ukraine in the finals and won the gold medal. Venezuela and Russia shared the bronze.

In women's kumite open, Ukrainian Karyna Ianchuk defated her compatriot Inna Mazhara in the final and earned the gold medal. Turkish athlete Kader Işık had lost to Mazhara in the semi-final, but defeated Iranian Sara Adria in the 3rd place match and won the bronze medal. Rümeysa Akyüzlü lost to Ianchuk in the quarter-finals. In the other 3rd place match, Rümeysa lost to Venezuelan Liz Yeraldine Marcano Cabeza, failing to secure a place on the podium for herself.

In women's team kata, the Venezuelan team of Diana Auxilliadora Godoy, Liz Yeraldine Marcano Cabeza and Ana Esther Rivera defeated Iran in the finals and became the champions. The Turkish team of Kader Işık, Rezzan Işık and Zeliha Işık lost to Venezuela in the semi-finals but earned the bronze medal. The other bronze medal went to Ukraine.

In women's team kumite, the Ukrainian team of Vita Havrilova, Maryna Hubanova, Karyna Ianchuk and Inna Mazhara won against Russia in the final and won the gold medal. The Turkish team of Rümeysa Akyüzlü, Melek Dereköy, Melek Morgil, Sena Sönmez and İrem Topaloğlu won the bronze. The other bronze medal went to Venezuela.

In men's team kumite finals, the Ukrainian team of Maksym Belenok, Oleksandr Makhno, Volodymyr Makhno, Viacheslav Novikov and Oleksandr Trytiak defeated Iran and won the gold medal. The Turkish team of Fatih Akbulut, Burak Tiryaki, Abdullah Ataş, Yücel Taşkuak and Şaban Köse lost to Iran in the semi-finals and Russia in the bronze match, failing to win a medal. The other bronze went to Italy.

In men's kumite open, Italian Pasquale Longobardi defeated Russian Alexander Merkov in the final and won the gold medal. The bronze medals went to Venezuelan Fernando Geraldo Zerlin and Italian Giuseppe Alibrandi. The Turkish athlete Ümit Özçevik lost to Longobardi in the round of 16 and to Zerlin in the repechage game, failing to earn a medal. Another Turk, Rıfat Onay, lost to Venezuelan Yorman Gonzalo Vega Parra in the round of 16 and got eliminated.


TABLE TENNIS: AVNİ BIDS FAREWELL IN ROUND OF 32
In men's singles Group V, Avni Timuçin from Turkey defeated his Chilian opponent Roberto Campos with a score of 3-0 and advanced to the next round. Avni defeated Kin Sing Ng from Hong Kong 4-1 and advanced to the round of 32, but lost to Russian Egor Asfayev 4-1 there and got eliminated. Doğan Erdal defeated his Polish rival Gregorz Novak in his second match of Group J and completed the group with 2 victories, advancing to the next round. However, in the second round he lost 4-0 to Asilbek Suynaliev from Russia and got eliminated. In Group T, Garip Olcaş defeated Bulgarian Ivan Nedev 3-0 and advanced to the next round. Garip lost 4-0 to Ukrainian Anton Veliiev and got eliminated. In Group Y, Saffet Erdoğan lost 3-0 to Bulgarian Petar Kolev and got eliminated without a single win.

In women's singles, Emine Kahraman defeated her opponent Nigerian Idayat Jimoh with a score of 3-0 in Group F and completed the group stage win one win and one loss, advancing to the next round. She was defeated by Mizue Kawasaki from Japan with a score of 4-0 in the second round and got eliminated. In her second match of Group L, Meltem Akyaz lost 3-1 to Suravi Ghosh from India and finished her group without any victories, failing to advance to the next round. In Group M, Dilem Akyüz lost 3-0 to the Filipina Abrianne Nuevo, also finishing the group without any victories. Likewise, Nevroz Çiftkuran in Group Q lost 3-0 to her Japanese opponent Riho Kamezawa, getting eliminated without any victories in the group stage.


BEACH VOLLEYBALL: SEMI-FINALISTS DETERMINED
In the women's quarter-final matches, Lithuanians Birute Aleknaviciute/Ingrida Milkintaite, Russians Elizaveta Alexeeva/Elena Kharchevnikova, Ukrainians Anna Zatylkina/Raisa Rylova and Ukrainians Yuliia Yaroshevska/Yuliia Chernenko advanced to the semi-finals.

In men, Russians Rushan Dayanov/Maxim Selyutin and Evgeny Kirillov/Ruslan Afanasyev and Ukrainians Mykola Tsapkalenko/Anton Koshkarov and Dmytro Donchenko/Serhii Tarasov advanced to the semi-finals.


WRESTLING FREESTYLE: THREE BRONZE MEDALS FOR TURKEY
In 61kg finals, Russian Askar Askarov defeated Ukrainian Andrii Kambur and won the gold medal. Turkish wrestler Mehmet Ali Yiğit lost to Kambur in the round of 16, but won his repechage match and faced the Kyrgyz wrestler Almazbek Isakov in the bronze match, winning the medal. The other bronze went to Iranian Mehdi Bakhshi.

In 70kg finals, Russian Vasiliy Strekalovskiy defeated Iranian Hossein Derikvand and won the gold medal. Turkish wrestler Ercan Gör was defeated by Derikvand in the quarter-finals but won the repechage match and defeated Armenian wrestler Zhora Grigoryan in the 3rd place match, winning the bronze medal. The other bronze medal went to Ukrainian Vitaliy Korepanov.

In 86kg finals, Russian Kazbek Khugaev defeated the Ukrainian Anatolii Chervonenko and won the gold medal. Dursun Gözel lost to Chervonenko in the quarter-finals but won the repechage match. In the 3rd place match, he defeated Bulgarian Angel Tsenov and won the bronze medal. The other bronze medal went to Mohsen Manouchehrtelouri from Iran.

In 125kg finals, Ukrainian Sergii Minchenko defeated the Greek Alexandros Papadatos and won the gold. The bronze medals went to Iranian Alireza Rayeji and Kyrgyz Milias Markov. Mustafa Dede lost to Rayeji in the quarter-finals and was eliminated.


TENNIS: SINGLES FINALISTS DETERMINED
In women's singles, Polina Smirnova from Russia (who defeated Chiu-Mei Hoi from Chinese Taipei with sets of 6/4, 1/6, 6/1) and Chia-Wen Lin from Chinese Taipei (who defeated Verena Fleckenstein from Germany with two sets of 6/1) advanced to the final.

In men's singles, Ecuadorian Andres Sebastian Vazquez (who defeated Slovenian Marino Kegl with sets of 6/3, 4/6, 6/4) and Czech Jaroslav Smedek (who defeated Russian Egor Panyushkin with sets of 7/6, 6/0) became the finalists.


VOLLEYBALL: TURKISH TEAM IN THE FINAL
Turkey Deaf Men's Volleyball Team defeated Iran with a score of 3-1 in the semi-finals and advanced to the final. Turkey's opponent will be Ukraine, who beat Russia 3-1. The final match will be held on Friday, July 28 at 17:00.

The women's finalists have also been determined. Japan beat Ukraine 3-0 and Italy beat USA 3-1 in the semi-finals. Japan and Italy will face each other in the final. Turkey lost 3-0 to Poland and will play a 7th place match with Brazil, who lost 3-2 to Russia.

 

SWIMMING: KLIUCHNIKOVA IMPROVES WORLD RECORD BY 8 SECONDS IN ONE DAY
In women's 200m backstroke qualifiers, Olga Kliuchnikova improved her world record by 2.48 seconds to 2:22.72. In the finals in the same day, she improved that record further by 5.57 seconds to 2:17.15, earning the gold medal. Ukrainian Kateryna Denisova won the silver medal, while American Emily Massengale won the bronze.

In men's 4x100m freestyle, the Russian team of Ilya Sarykin, Andrei Zhivaev, Vitalii Obotin and Miron Denisov broke the world record with a time of 3:28.49 and became the champions. Ukraine won the silver and Japan won the bronze. The Turkish team of Emre Gürsoy, Ali Özyalçın, Emirhan Eroğlu and Cihan Sarıoğlu ranked 12th in the qualifiers and couldn't make it to the finals.

In women's 50m butterfly, Russian Alena Alexeeva broke the Deaflympics record with a time of 28.30 and won the gold medal. Ukrainian Mariya Rezhylo and another Russian, Ekaterina Savchenko followed her. Reyhan Küçük ranked 22nd in the qualifiers and couldn't make it to the finals.

In men's 200m individual medley, Russian Vitalii Obotin broke the Games' record with a time of 2:04.53 and won the gold medal. Japanese swimmers Ryutaro Ibara and Satoi Fujihara followed him on the podium. Ali Özyalçın ranked 27th in the qualifiers and couldn't make it to the finals.

In men's 50m freestyle, Russian Andrei Zhivaev broke the Games' record with a time of 23.44 and won the gold medal. Matthew James Klotz from USA won the silver and Ilya Sarykin from Russia won the bronze medal.

In women's 100m freestyle, British swimmer Danielle Joyce won the gold medal. The silver went to the Russian Viktoriia Terenteva and the bronze went to the Ukrainian Mariya Rezhylo. The Turkish swimmers Reyhan Küçük ranked 18th, Meliha Uncu Tosun 29th, Buse Yörükoğlu 30th ve Berna Dikyuva 31st. Neither could qualify for the finals.

In men's 200m breaststroke, Russian Martin Fomin won the gold medal. Indonesian Ilham Turmudzi won the silver and British Jack Gordon Mccomish won the bronze. Cihan Sarıoğlu took the 19th place in the qualifiers and couldn't make it to the finals.

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