Category: Deaf Athletes

Deaf Athletes The 2019 Deaflympics – The Olympic Games for the Deaf

The 2019 Deaflympics – The Olympic Games for the Deaf

When the Olympic Games are not enough, people turn to other competitions. But wait, if there are competitions which are sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee, then you have to pay attention to them, as they will attract attention, like every other Olympic event, summer or winter. Punters love the Olympics and so do the …

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Deaf Athletes Who Is Tamika Catchings?

Who Is Tamika Catchings?

On July 21, 1979, the world said hello for the first time to Tamika Catchings. Hers is one of our many inspiring stories, as she was born deaf and had a successful basketball career. Here are a few details about the legend. The Beginnings Many athletes start shining in college, but some catch the eye …

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Deaf Athletes 6 Professional Athletes Who Battled Significant Hearing Loss (And Succeeded In Spite Of It)

6 Professional Athletes Who Battled Significant Hearing Loss (And Succeeded In Spite Of It)

Everybody loves a story about a person who manages to achieve their dreams despite all the difficulties. Well, these kinds of stories are all around us. We bring you six professional athletes, who managed to succeed in their fields despite battling significant hearing loss in their youth. They are true role-models for all aspiring athletes, …

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Deaf Athletes How Deaf Basketball Players Communicate on the Court

How Deaf Basketball Players Communicate on the Court

We look at athletes nearly every day and admire their physical skill and strength, as well as the will and determination it took to reach the place they are in right now. It truly is a remarkable thing, and they well deserve all the benefits that go alongside it. However, there are other players who …

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Deaf Athletes Deaf MMA Fighters Proving that Anything is Possible

Deaf MMA Fighters Proving that Anything is Possible

Mixed Martial arts or MMA, is a sport where people fight one another, using mixed martial arts. The name itself is indicative of what you can expect to see on the screen or live, should you decide to watch MMA fights live. The most famous MMA tournament is the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and it would …

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Deaf Athletes Football for Deaf People – Can They Play it?

Football for Deaf People – Can They Play it?

People with disabilities have been known to play multiple sports and have lots of success. The Paralympics exist for a reason, and the reason is that there are many amazing people with disabilities who compete and even get great results. The results depend on the severity of the disability but more often than not, these …

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Deaf Athletes What Sports are Deaf People the Best in?

What Sports are Deaf People the Best in?

Disabilities are usually portrayed as weaknesses, when no PR speech is given and that is the relationship that the majority of people have towards them. But, disabilities do not have to be, and frankly, are not weaknesses in general, just in that one department. For example, hearing loss can be an obstacle to people who …

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Deaf Athletes Reaction Light Systems for Deaf Swimmers

Reaction Light Systems for Deaf Swimmers

Rising senior at Gallaudet University Faye Frez-Albrecht and her head coach Larry Curran have been a driving force behind the movement to introduce a new starting sequence for swimming competitions – one based on light rather than sound. This change has the potential to revolutionize the sport and make swimming much more deaf-friendly than before. …

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Deaf Athletes People who went beyond their disabilities

People who went beyond their disabilities

Unlike in the past, people with disabilities now have more chances to succeed in life. Governments of first world countries passed legislation to give them a somewhat fair chance. Moreover, medical science and technology advanced significantly making it easier for these people to integrate into society and live in a quasi-normal way. We are going …

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Deaf Athletes Triple Deaflympics Champion Simon Kibai Leads Kenya’s Squad to Samsun

Triple Deaflympics Champion Simon Kibai Leads Kenya’s Squad to Samsun

After grabbing the 10,000m men’s title at the Safaricom National Deaf Athletics Championships in Eldoret, Kenya, on May 24, 2017, Simon Kibai had the honour to cut the tape first where his wife and daughter were waiting.It was an emotional moment for the world record holder over the distance and triple Deaflympics champion, who also won …

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