United States earns 10 medals and ties with Kenya for fourth place in the overall Medal Standings behind Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.
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:
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
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
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 below link.
Thanks to Holly Saalfeld for taking lots of photos from training camp to the last day of competition. You can view photos on her Facebook page.
Thank you all for your support!