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ASHLEY FIOLEK INTERVIEW | VIDEO

By Lindsey Lovell

Recently, Husqvarna hosted a women’s ride day for its employees and industry friends at Cahuilla Creek MX near San Diego, California. Our female staffer Lindsey Lovell caught up with Husqvarna rider Ashley Fiolek to see what she has been up to since retiring from professional racing in 2012. During her professional racing career, she was the first female to earn a Factory ride which was well earned as the four-time Women’s Pro National Motocross Champion, two-time X Games Gold medalist and before making it pro she had earned multiple national-level championships as an amateur rider.

Read more & view video: http://www.dirtrider.com/ashley-fiolek-interview-video

Source: Dirt Rider

Austin-area athletes making a splash at deaf college Gallaudet

By David Driver

texasWASHINGTON, D.C. — Dalton Taylor played football and basketball at the Texas School for the Deaf, and he considered joining the slew of state products who go on to play football at the college level.

“It’s a football state,” Taylor noted.

Read more: http://www.mystatesman.com/sports/college/austin-area-athletes-making-splash-deaf-college-gallaudet/ObeqzJPcUJ61jkaM3fNiMM/

Source: Austin American-Statesman

Mother Mere's mission forges Fijian football fairytale

By Aaron Kearney

An extraordinary act of motherly love in the face of gossip and superstition has helped to facilitate a Fijian football fairytale for one profoundly deaf woman.

Ever since she was a baby, people have been whispering about Halamehi Tuilomania.

"There's little gossips going around saying: 'They must have done something bad. That is why they have daughter who is deaf'," her mother Mere remembers.

"It is the Pacific way of thinking."

Read more: http://www.australiaplus.com/international/style-and-wellbeing/mother-meres-mission-forges-fijian-football-fairytale/8211276

Source: Australia Plus

Deaf sailor who rescued yachtsman beats Olympic heroes to award

By Alistair Munro

A NOVICE deaf Scottish sailor who led a massive rescue during a round-the-world race has won the world’s biggest yachting award - against some of the biggest stars on the water.

Gavin Reid, 28, from Edinburgh, an amateur sailor who was born profoundly deaf, has beaten his ‘heroes’, Giles Scott, the Rio 2016 Gold Medalist, and Brian Thompson, Round the Island Race Record Holder, to be honoured as the boats.com 2016 YJA Yachtsman of the Year.

Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/news/deaf-sailor-who-rescued-yachtsman-beats-olympic-heroes-to-award-1-4336016

Source: The Scotsman

1st T20 cricket tourney of Deaf organised

All J&K Sports Association of the Deaf organized first T20 cricket championship at district sports Stadium, Budgam on December 31 and January 1.

In the event hundreds of physically challenged youth exhibited their talent and enthusiasm for sports, an association statement said.

Read more: http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/sports/story/237673.html

Source: Greater Kashmir

Linked: Jackie Robinson and Dummy Hoy

By Gary Kaschak

To an overwhelming majority of baseball historians and fans, the term “breaking barriers” is uniquely linked to Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson. We all know the story, or at least we should, for it transcends baseball like no other topic in the history of the game. In fact, the “breaking barriers” term had been used so prevalently since Robinson broke the “color” barrier in 1947, that Major League Baseball bonded with Scholastic Inc. more than 20 years ago on an outreach program called Breaking Barriers.

Read more: http://www.hardballtimes.com/linked-jackie-robinson-and-dummy-hoy/

Source: The Hardball Times

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