United States at the Deaflympics Article

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United States at the
Deaflympics
Flag of the United States.svg
IPC codeUSA
NPC USA Deaf Sports Federation
Website www.usdeafsports.org
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold
355
Silver
310
Bronze
338
Total
1,003

The United States has been participating at the Deaflympics from 1935 [1] and it is also currently placed first in the all time Deaflympics medal list. US has won more than 1000 medals,the only nation to do so in Deaflympics. [2]

USA has been participating at the Winter Deaflympics from 1987. [1]

Medal tallies

Summer Deaflympics

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total
1935 1 2 1 4
1939 0 1 0 1
1949 0 1 0 1
1953 2 0 1 3
1957 7 6 10 23
1961 14 14 12 40
1965 9 21 23 53
1969 22 23 21 66
1973 29 22 31 82
1977 38 35 30 103
1981 45 30 35 110
1985 46 30 33 109
1989 22 30 23 75
1993 35 25 23 83
1997 28 22 25 75
2001 26 21 23 70
2005 8 11 12 31
2009 10 5 7 22
2013 8 8 11 27
2017 5 3 8 16
Sport event Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 8 8 9 25
Diving 1 2 1 4
Basketball 1 0 1 2

Winter Deaflympics

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total
1967 2 0 0 2

Notable achievements

  • In the 1977 Summer Deaflympics held in Sweden, Jeff Float of US won 10 gold medals in Swimming,which is still considered as a unique and unprecedented record in Deaflympics history [3]
  • Reed Gershwind holds the record for winning the most number of medals for United States in the Deaflympics history with 30 medals.This medal tally is also the second highest for any deaflympian just behind Terence Parkin of South Africa. [4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "United States". Deaflympics.com. International Committee of Sports for the Deaf. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Countries | Deaflympics". www.deaflympics.com. Retrieved 2017-08-22.
  3. ^ "Jeff Float | Deaflympics". www.deaflympics.com. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  4. ^ "Reed Gershwind | Deaflympics". www.deaflympics.com. Retrieved 2017-09-04.

External links

2017 Deaflympics