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Bowled over by S’pore’s first Deaflympic medals

By Toh Ee Ming

Singapore FlagSINGAPORE — Growing up, 18-year-old Adelia Naomi Yokoyama — who was born deaf — looked up to her two older sisters.

Elisa Yukie, now 20, went on to become the Optimist sailing world champion in 2012 and Natasha, 22, is a former national sailor.

But fears over Naomi being too far from safety at sea, as well as her cochlear implant, which cannot be exposed to water, meant that she could not follow in their footsteps.

Read more: http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/bowled-over-spores-first-deaflympic-medals

Source: Today Online