Daily Summary of Team USA in Deaflympics 2013 (Day 4)

Tennis: The day started off with the results from Tennis match that endured most of the morning. The first match started off with the US Women number one doubles, Team, Emily Hangstefen and Laura Chapman. Together, they won their match, 6-0, 6-1 against Lin Chia Wen and Sha Te-Shiun of Chinese Taipei. As for the men, Javier Molnar and Richard Noel played Hungary’s Gabor Mathe and Istvan Horvath, however, they lost poorly 0-6, 0-6 to the Hungarians.
Source: US Deaf Sports


US Deaf Swimming is one of the US strongest suit overall in the Deaflympics. It comes as no surprise when we learned that two swimmers, one male and one female, broke the Games record: Veteran Samantha Elam and Matt Klotz. Elam, 800m freestyle in 4:43.44 to take bronze, nine seconds behind first-place He Yue Yue of China. Klotz, clocked a meet-record 59.63 seconds for the 100m backstroke in his lead-off leg for the 4×100 medley relay. Klotz, later, during his 100m backstroke event, Matthew Klotz swam his fastest ever time to win gold medal of the 2013 Sofia Deaflympics, clocking a Deaflympic and deaf world record time of 58.69 seconds!

Source: US Deaf Sports
Women’s Volleyball:

The U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team stunned Russia in a extremely well fought battle. The Americans won the match in fours sets, 25-23, 21-25, 25-21, 25-23! US Deaf Sports.org has credited this match to be one of the “most exciting matches in recent Deaflympics history. It featured long volleys, incredible digs by both teams, spectacular kills, and numerous lead changes, particularly in the deciding fourth set.” Later, Team USA cruised to a 25-9, 25-13, 25-16 win against Uzbekistan team Sunday morning at Arena Armeec Sofia.
Source: US Deaf Sports
U.S. Cycling:
Lindsay Lorenz is officially the first female cyclist to medal for the US in a Deaflympics. Lorenz, took third in the women’s 1000m Sprint by beating Long Hoi of Macau. John Klish got bronze in the 1000m Sprint as well. Note: The official tally point is three bronze and one gold. 
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