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Sure-footed Simon Kibai lights up Kipchoge Keino Stadium

Triple Deaflympics champion Simon Kibai on Tuesday proved he is the king of men’s 5,000m after, beating his opponents by a gap of 200m during Safaricom National Deaf Athletics Championships at Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Eldoret.

Kibai, who clocked 14min,33.2secs, said through sign language interpreter that that he had been training hard for the races as he is eyeing a place in the national team for Deaflympic Games to be held in Turkey in July.

Read more: http://www.viportal.co/sports/eldoret-to-host-deaf-athletics-championships-capital-fm-kenya-press-release-blog/

Source: Daily Nation

UT track and field gets boost from Volscars

By Dan Fleser

University of TennesseeGashaw Duhamel, a deaf distance runner who competes for cross country and track and field, received the inspiration award.

Read more: http://www.knoxnews.com/story/sports/college/university-of-tennessee/2017/04/11/tennessee-vols-track-and-field-gets-boost-volscars-winners/100299484/

Source: Knoxville News Sentinel

2017 NORSKE SKOG YOUNG ACHIEVER | Impressive Border athlete Declan Campion continues extraordinary sporting journey

By Beau Greenway

After losing his hearing at 18 months of age, it’s fair to say Declan Campion’s life has been far from ordinary.

The soon to be 17-year-old hasn’t let his impairment get in the way of his achieving success in the sporting arena, particularly in athletics and football.

Read more: http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/4415650/declans-decorated-career/

Source: The Border Mail

Hearing-impaired athlete wins first place in senior 4x400m relay

By Shan A S

THENHIPALAM: Crouching at the starting block, Abhirami Krishna U S has a habit of slightly tilting her head sideways to hear the starting gunshot. The ‘slant-head’, race pundits say, is an aberration and can delay timings fractionally. But for Abhirami, it is the only way forward. For, she is hearing-impaired and even after summoning utmost mental focus, she can only manage to barely hear the gunshot. But, this shortcoming does not deter Abhirami, as she amply proved on Saturday at the C H Mohammed Koya Synthetic Stadium in Thenhipalam, where she ran the second lap for Thiruvananthapuram in the 4x400m relay heats under senior girls and helped the district clinch first position.

Read more: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/2016/dec/04/hearing-impaired-athlete-wins-first-place-in-senior-4x400m-relay-1545437.html

Source: The New India Express

Sky Scholar and Paralympian Olivia Breen on new coach and studying at Loughborough

By Mark Ashenden

Coping with accidentally flushing your hearing aid down the toilet is just a blip in the life and times of a re-energised Olivia Breen.

The Paralympic sprinter and long jumper, born with cerebral palsy, is almost totally deaf without her trusty apparatus but she's got bigger and better things to worry about these days thanks to some huge life changes.

Read more: http://www.skysports.com/more-sports/athletics/news/29175/10659336/sky-scholar-and-paralympian-olivia-breen-on-new-coach-and-studying-at-loughborough

Source: Sky Sports

Thornhill athlete Jodie Ounsley selected for Team GB at Deaflympics 2017

By Dave Himelfield

UK Deaf Sport NewSpeedy Jodie Ounsley has been selected to represent Team GB at the world’s biggest deaf games.

Jodie will compete in the 100m and 200m at the Deaflympics 2017, held in Turkey, in July.

And Jodie, from Thornhill, will compete as an adult despite being just 16 when the event takes place.

However competing at the event is self-funded and Jodie needs to raise £1,740.

Read more: http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/thornhill-athlete-jodie-ounsley-selected-12177076

Source: The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

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