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High School Athlete of the Month: Sophia Foresta

This past November, over Thanksgiving weekend, the cavernous, 448,000-square-foot River Spirit Expo building located on the Tulsa State Fairgrounds in Tulsa, Okla., was transformed into a dirt-track paradise of hills, jumps and turns as it is every year that weekend. That’s when USA BMX’s Grand Nationals, the sport’s marquee event and culmination of the yearlong season, rolls into town.

Read more: http://olympics.si.com/high-school/video/2016/02/23/high-school-athlete-month-bmx-champion-sophia-foresta

Source: Sports Illustrated

Cox shows consistency, hard work in becoming fastest Missouri wrestler to 100 wins

By Anne Rogers

It took J’den Cox 105 matches as a Missouri wrestler to win 100 matches. The 197-pounder, who is only a junior, became the 24th and the fastest Tiger to reach 100 wins after a 16-7 major decision victory over Nebraska’s Aaron Studebaker on Sunday.

Read more: http://www.themaneater.com/stories/2016/2/23/cox-shows-consistency-hard-work-becoming-fastest-m/

Source: The Maneater

Junior J’Den Cox becomes 24th Tiger to win 100 matches, the fastest to 100 in Missouri program history

By Anne Rogers

On Sunday afternoon, the No. 6 Missouri wrestling team traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska, to battle No. 11 Nebraska and emerged victorious, winning 19-14 in the National Wrestling Coaches Association National Duals.

After going back and forth, winning one match and then losing the next, Missouri’s heavier weights dominated their Nebraska opponents to seal the victory. Junior J’den Cox became the 24th Tiger to win 100 matches, and he became the fastest Missouri wrestler to do so.

Read more: http://www.themaneater.com/stories/2016/2/21/missouri-wrestling-defeats-old-time-rival-nebraska/

Source: The Maneater

Kenya to host continental Deaf Games

By Elizabeth Mburugu

Announcing this yesterday, the Kenya Sports Federation of the Deaf President Peter Okumu Kalae confirmed that 10 countries have so far confirmed participation.

“More entries are streaming in and we expect more countries by end of this month,” said Okumu, also President of Confederation of African Deaf Sports (CADS).

Read more: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/sports/article/2000192346/kenya-to-host-continental-deaf-games

Source: Standard Digital

Matt Hamill vs Sokoudjou added to epic Venator FC event on May 21 in Milan

By Jesse Holland

If you think Venator FC peaked with the addition of Jason Miller vs. Luke Barnett, think again.

The international mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion recently announced the addition of Matt Hamill vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, as well as Che Mills vs. Roberto Rigamonti to its May 21 fight card, locked and loaded for Palasesto Arena in Milan, Italy.

View video: http://www.mmamania.com/2016/2/15/10998080/matt-hamill-vs-sokoudjou-added-to-epic-venator-fc-event-on-may-21-milan-mma

Source: SB Nation MMA Mania

“The best bit was the banter!” Charlie Swinbourne: What it’s like to take a fitness class in BSL with a Deaf instructor

About two years ago, I started getting fitter through swimming (check out my blog on why swimming is a great sport for Deaf people), and more recently, by going to the gym.

I feel a lot better for it, but the challenge of swimming up and down a pool, or doing a regular programme in the gym, is coping with the sheer repetitiveness of it.

Read more: http://limpingchicken.com/2016/02/11/the-best-thing-was-the-banter-charlie-swinbourne-what-its-like-to-take-a-fitness-class-in-bsl-with-a-deaf-instructor/

Source: The Limping Chicken

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