The U.S. Bowling Team comes into the Deaflympics with an impressive legacy in international competition, with 24 medals over the past five Deaflympics, but the men struggled to uphold that legacy in doubles play Sunday at Mega Xtreme Bowling Center.
The United States started its second game of Team Handball pool play strong against defending gold medalist Croatia before faltering in the second half for a 44-24 loss Monday at the National Sports Academy.
A sloppy start today and questionable calls by referees gave Australia a brief lead against the United States before the Americans went on a 20-0 run and seized control of the game by playing dominant defense, shutting down the Aussies to win 94-35.
Sixty years of experience vs. two games of experience; 80 straight Deaflympic wins vs. first-ever Deaflympics basketball game. The United States, winner of 14 straight gold medals, on one side of the court. Kenya, playing in the Games for the first time, on the other side of the court.