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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

UWM Track Captain overcoming more than just one type of hurdle

UW MilwaukeeAS 12 NEWS' TIM ELLIOTT SHOWS US, HE'S OVERCOMING MORE THAN JUST ONE TYPE OF HURDLE ON THE TRACK. IT'S LATE AFTERNOON AT UWM'S KLOTSCHE CENTER, AND IT IS LOUD. BUT SENIOR TRACK STAR TAYLOR KOSS CAN'T HEAR THE ALL THE NOISE. THAT IS BECAUSE TAYLOR IS COMPLETELY DEAF.

View video: http://www.wisn.com/article/uwm-track-captain-overcoming-more-that-just-one-type-of-hurdle/8282360

Source: WISN

Instinct earns Siera state spot

By Keagan Elder

BORN deaf, Coffs Coast athlete Siera Poynter has not let her disability slow her down.

A blistering run in the 100m sprint in the regional titles in Sydney last month earned the 11-year-old a spot in the state team.

Siera firmly believes she ran it in 11 seconds although her father, Adam, said she did it in a more realistic time of 17 seconds.

Read more: http://www.coffscoastadvocate.com.au/news/instinct-earns-siera-state-spot/3107884/

Source: The Advocate

New Approved 2016 Performance Records

USA Deaf Track  FieldBelow is the list of 25 new approved indoor and outdoor track & field performance records made this year in 2016. Next year will be a big banner year because of 2017 Summer Deaflympics is approaching. The Games will be held in Samsun, Turkey from July 18 to 30.

The updated track & field records and Top 10 Performances can be found on our website .

Congratulations to all athletes for breaking new track & field performance records!

Read more: http://www.usadtf.org/2016/10/new-2016-records/

Source: USA Deaf Track & Field

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