Fulham DFC’s Great Britain stars win BRONZE!

by / Friday, 09 August 2013 / Published in FDFC News

Congratulations to the Fulham DFC GB Women’s football stars who have come home from the Deaflympics with a bronze medal!

Fulham DFC GB Stars: Premi Pushpalingham, Gemma Sanders, Jessica Pert, Victoria Wenman, Rebecca East O’Keefe, Damaris Cooke, Sarah Page, Mandy Tobin, Pembe Alp, Louise Hogan.

GB beat Poland to the bronze medal on the final day of the Deaflympics. With the score still locked at 1-1 after extra time, the medal had to be decided by penalties and the girls kept their cool from the spot converting 4, whilst Poland could only find the net twice. The final result was Great Britain 1 – 1 Poland (AET) with Great Britain winning 4-2 on penalties.

Great Britain brought home 5 medals and came 32nd out of 91 countries.  It is evident that the Fulham DFC women played a huge part in powering GB Women to their BRONZE medal!  We are so proud of every one of them.

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Photo: GB Women with tribute to GB and FDFC Star Sarah Davies who was tragically killed in a road accident in 2006. The number 15 was Sarah’s shirt number and it was withdrawn from all matches as a mark of respect.

Watch and read all about GB Women at the Deaflympics

Great Britain Women

Day 3
1st Group Match
Great Britain 0-2 Russia – GB Women lose first group match.

Day 5
2nd Group Match
Great Britain 2-1 Germany – GB through to semi finals!

Day 7
The Semi Final
Great Britain 0-4 USA – Great Britain lost to a strong USA

Day 9
Bronze Medal play off
Great Britain v Poland – GB win on penalties after 1-1 draw and win BRONZE!

Deaflympics Men’s Final – Russia 2-1 Ukraine

Sofia 2013 Highlights

Articles
Britain’s Medal-Winning Deaflympics Heroes Deserve Recognition, Not Silence – By Charlie Swinbourne
BBC Sport: Deaflympics 2013: GB win five medals in Sofia

 

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