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Deaf athletes make Sabah proud

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah athletes made the state proud after finishing as second best at the 3rd Malaysia Deaf Track and Field Championship that ended at the SMK Tun Hussein Onn in Kluang, Johor recently.

In fact, the state’s small squad of five athletes and one official, was only one silver medal short from clinching the overall title in the four-day meet held at the Johor State Sports School.

Read more: http://www.newsabahtimes.com.my/nstweb/fullstory/14416

Source: New Sabah times

Catching history one signature at a time

By Kadi Hendricks

CLEARWATER – It was back in 1951, Tom Cooney was 15 years old at the time, watching a baseball game on television with his older brother, Patrick, and President Dwight D. Eisenhower threw out the ceremonial first pitch at an opening day game.

After watching this customary first pitch, Cooney told his brother he had the idea to start getting the president’s signatures on a baseball with each new administration.

Read more: http://www.tbnweekly.com/pubs/clearwater_beacon/content_articles/031617_clw-01.txt

Source: Tampa Bay Newspapers

J’den Cox becomes first Missouri wrestler to win three national championships

By Alec Lewis

University of MissouriST. LOUIS - Tears are like losses in the Cox family — very seldom seen. But the emotions on the day that marked the end to the chapter Cathy Cox has lived, loved and likened to somewhat of a dream simply became too much.

“It keeps going through my mind, where has the time gone?” Cathy Cox said beneath a beam of sunlight nearly eight hours before her son, J’den, took college wrestling’s biggest stage for the final time at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis for the NCAA wrestling championships. “Four years — literally — you blink and it’s gone.”

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/sec/university-of-missouri/article139455553.html

Source: The Kansas City Star

Deaf-blind skater defies the odds

By Aleisha Hendry

If you spent any time down at the Pomeroy Sport Centre to see the Masters’ Allround Games last weekend, you may have noticed one particular athlete was accompanied by his dog.

The athlete is Canadian speed skater Kevin Frost, and the dog is Lewis, Frost’s seeing eye dog.

Frost is blind, as well as deaf.

Read more: http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/sports/fort-st-john/deaf-blind-skater-defies-the-odds-1.12102262

Source: Alaska Highway News

The Silent 17.1

By Brittney Saline

Rebook Crossfit 2017 GamesReyes Ribera shifted his weight nervously as he stood before his dumbbell.

The 44-year-old typically used a 35- or 40-lb. dumbbell when the workout called for snatches, not the 50-lb. implement at his feet.

He glanced across the room, meeting the eyes of his coach and CrossFit Livermore owner, Matt Souza. Souza held up three fingers, indicating the final countdown, then slashed his fist through the air like a flagman of fitness. Ribera ripped his dumbbell off the ground.

Read more: https://games.crossfit.com/article/silent-171

Source: CrossFit, Inc.

Change of Board Leadership

USA Deaf Sports FederationSanta Fe, NM – The USA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF) Board reluctantly accepted the resignation of its President, Jack Lamberton, effective March 9, 2017. The Board expresses its deep gratitude to Mr. Lamberton for his twenty-nine (29) years of dedicated, passionate service to USADSF in several capacities as Team Leader, Team Director, and in various Board Officer positions, serving most recently as President of the Board for the past eight (8) years. Mr. Lamberton was also recognized for his outstanding performance and services to the Federation with the President’s Award twice before he became President in 2009 and again with the Art Kruger Award in 2013 for demonstrating leadership and continuous participation, support and contribution in the Federation over an extended period of time.

Jeffrey Salit will undertake the role of President, effective immediately. Mr. Salit previously served as Vice President of the Board for eight (8) years and prior to that, he served as Vice President of the National Sports Organizations (NSOs) and as Team Leader for three (3) Deaflympics. Mr. Salit was also recognized with the President’s Award in 2013 for his outstanding performance and services to the Federation and also received the Art Kruger Award in 2015 for his leadership and continuous participation, support and contribution. Mr. Salit shares his genuine appreciation to the Board and members of the Federation for their confidence and honor to serve in this capacity. Mr. Salit’s “moving forward” motto will support the importance of teamwork and ensuring the inclusion of every member athlete, coach, and Board in carrying out the Federation’s mission.

The Board is currently working on sending the U.S. Team to the 23rd Summer Deaflympics, to take place in Samsun, Turkey, on July 18 – 30, 2017. The final roster and other details will be released. For more information, contact Jeff Salit at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Reprinted from USADSF - https://usdeafsports.org/news/change-of-board-leadership/

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