United States at the Deaflympics

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]

United States at the
Deaflympics
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IPC codeUSA
NPCUSA Deaf Sports Federation
Websitewww.usdeafsports.org
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold
355
Silver
310
Bronze
338
Total
1,003
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

USA has been participating at the Winter Deaflympics from 1967.[1]

Medal talliesEdit

Summer UniversiadeEdit

     Host nation

Edition        
  London 1935 1 2 1 4
  Stockholm 1939 0 1 0 1
  Copenhagen 1949 0 1 0 1
  Brussels 1953 2 0 1 3
  Milan 1957 7 6 10 23
  Helsinki 1961 14 14 12 40
  Washington D.C.1965 9 21 23 53
  Belgrade 1969 22 23 21 66
  Malmö 1973 29 22 31 82
  Bucaresti 1977 38 35 30 103
  Cologne 1981 45 30 35 110
  Los Angeles 1985 46 30 33 109
  Christchurch 1989 22 30 23 75
  Sofia 1993 36 25 23 84
  Copenhagen 1997 28 21 27 76
  Rome 2001 26 21 23 70
  Melbourne 2005 9 12 12 33
  Taipei 2009 10 5 7 22
  Sofia 2013 8 8 13 29
  Samsun 2017 5 3 8 16
  Caxias do Sul 2022 8 2 10 18
Total 357 310 340 1007

Winter DeaflympicsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total
1967 2 0 0 2

Notable achievementsEdit

  • In the 1977 Summer Deaflympics held in Romania, 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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.

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