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Golden run for tennis ace

By Bradley Lowry

2018 Hannah Ramussen
STANDING STRONG: Hannah Rasmussen with coach Tina Kenniff won two gold medals at Australian Deaf Games.

TENNIS: Mackay tennis player Hannah Ramussen has overcome adversity since birth, but has never cried foul, and her tenacity has seen her crowned Australian champion.

Born two months premature, and suffering cerebral palsy, Hannah, 21, has endured years of physical therapy before winning two gold medals at the Australian Deaf Games in Albury in January.

Read more: https://www.dailymercury.com.au/news/golden-run-for-tennis-ace/3361669/

Source: Daily Mercury

Photo credit - Daily Mercury

Deaf Tennis Players Needed for U.S. Team at 2017 Deaflympics in Turkey

2017 DeaflympicsThe Tennis Committee of the USA Deaf Sports Federation is currently recruiting players with hearing disability to represent the U.S. at the 23rd Summer Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey on July 18-30, 2017.

Read more: https://www.ustaflorida.com/deaf-tennis-players-needed-u-s-team-2017-deaflympics-turkey/

Source: USTA Florida

DEAF KOREAN AIMS TO MAKE AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Australian OpenMELBOURNE — Young tennis player Lee Duck-hee is on the verge of reaching the Australian Open main draw for the first time.

There’s just one thing which distinguishes Lee, 18, from his opponents — he has been completely deaf since birth.

Read more: http://epaper.mmail.com.my/2017/01/14/deaf-korean-aims-to-make-australian-open/

Source: E-Paper

How This Deaf Tennis Player Gamed an Auditory Sport

By Sarah Sloat

Lee Duck-hee is the 143rd-best tennis player in the world and the second-highest ranked professional in the 18-and-under category. The South Korean 18-year-old also happens to be deaf. His success is a mixture of pure talent, resilience in the face of adversity, and a testament to the scientifically proven fact that deafness can be an asset in tennis.

Read more: https://www.inverse.com/article/24556-lee-duck-hee-deaf-tennis-player-south-korea

Source: Inverse

For Deaf Tennis Player, Sound Is No Barrier

By Ben Rothenberg

ASAN, South Korea — To improve its chances in the boys’ team tennis event at the National Sports Festival here, Mapo High School in Seoul brought in a ringer from Jecheon, two hours southeast of the capital. His name was Lee Duck-hee, and he had first caught the coach’s eye when he was in elementary school.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/22/sports/tennis/deaf-player-lee-duck-hee-south-korea.html?_r=0

Source: New York Times

Sound of silence: Korea's Lee hits right note on tennis court

When your nervous system is without one of the most essential senses - hearing - you either curse life or find a way to overcome it and realise your dreams.

South Korean tennis player Duckhee Lee, who was born deaf, chose the second option.

Day in and day out he slugs it out on the professional circuit and has an immediate goal to break into the top-100. He also aspires to be the number one player in Asia.

Read more: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/sound-of-silence-korea-s-lee-hits-right-note-on-tennis-court-116102701156_1.html

Source: Business Standard

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