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Student shot put athlete has her sights set on Deaflympics

By Taylor Allen

2018 Paige McDonald
Paige McDonald doesn't let her disability get in the way of competing at a high level.

For many students, the Manitoba provincial high school track and field championships will be the highlight of their athletics careers. But for Paige McDonald, she hopes it's just the beginning.

McDonald, a 16-year-old Grade 11 student at Miami School who competed in the varsity girls shot put this week, lost 80 per cent of her hearing two years ago. Her mother, Cindy, said it's a unique situation as most deaf people are either born deaf or lose their hearing from an accident.

Read more: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/high-school/student-shot-put-athlete-has-her-sights-set-on-deaflympics-485053723.html

Source: Winnipeg Free Press

Photo credit - Phil Hossack/Winnipeg Free Press

 
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