World Deaf Athletics Championships: Summary

On July 8, athletes and coaches arrived in Indianapolis for their 1-week training camp prior to the World Deaf Athletics Championships (WDAC). After a week long camp, we boarded a charter bus to Toronto. Team USA completed 5 days WDAC competition by bringing home 10 medals. There were a total of 27 countries with 241 athletes. 87 were female athletes and 154 were male athletes. The medal winners were: Gold 1) Men’s 400m – Delvin Furlough 2) Men’s 110m Hurdles – Joshua Hembrough (new Championship record) 3) Women’s 100m Hurdles – Janna Vander Meulen 4) Women’s 400m Hurdles – Janna Vander Meulen Silver 5) Men’s 100m – Joshua Hembrough 6) Men’s Discus – Onyemachi Davis 7) Men’s Decathlon – Craig Saalfeld 8) Men’s 4x400m Relay – Delvin Furlough, Jonathan Ford, Immanuel Neubauer, & Joshua Hembrough Bronze 9) Women’s 3000m Steeplechase – Erin LaFave 10) Women’s 4x100m Relay – Xylonda Collins, Janna Vander Meulen, Saria Webb, & Mariah Jackson For full results, medal winners, medal standings, new Championship records, list of athletes and countries can be found here - Thanks to Holly Saalfeld for taking lots of photos from training camp to the last day of competition. You can view photos here - Thank you all for your support!
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