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No nonsense referee Nigel Owens sparked change in deaf rugby player Mat Gilbert's approach

The only deaf professional athlete in the UK, rugby player Mat Gilbert, has recalled how stern words from World Cup referee Nigel Owens snapped him out of feeling as though he deserved special treatment.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/england-rugby/no-nonsense-referee-nigel-owens-sparked-change-in-deaf-rugby-player-mat-gilberts-approach-20160129-gmgoy8.html

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

Mat Gilbert: Deaf rugby star's secret weapon ... a pen?

By Sheena McKenzie

(CNN) - A pen might seem like an unusual piece of kit for a burly sportsman to carry onto the rugby pitch. But for Mat Gilbert -- the only deaf professional athlete in the UK -- this high-tech hidden device has become his personal secret weapon.

Read more & view video: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/01/27/sport/mat-gilbert-deaf-rugby-pen/

Source: CNN

Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind enjoys sports and sunshine in Sun Valley

By DeSiree Fawn

SUN VALLEY, Id. ( KMVT / KSVT ) - Students from the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind in Gooding, spent Wednesday enjoying sports and sunshine in Sun Valley.

The school works with Higher Ground, a Blaine County based non-profit, that provides therapeutic recreation and education for people with disabilities.

Read more & view video: http://www.kmvt.com/content/news/Idaho-School-for-the-Deaf-and-the-Blind-enjoys-sports-and-sunshine-in-Sun-Valley-366778001.html

Source: KMVT

Islington youngsters compete in ground-breaking London sports tournament

The 12-strong team of boys and girls, aged between eight and 11, pitted their skills against rivals from Brent, Haringey and Hounslow in the capital’s first ever multi-sport contest specifically for deaf and hearing-impaired children.

The tournament featured the sports of boccia, new-age kurling, table cricket and polybat – a specially adapted form of table tennis – along with a series of athletic field events.

Read more: http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/sport islington_youngsters_compete_in_ground_breaking_london_sports_tournament_1_4396203

Source: Islington Gazette

Deaf waka ama star takes on the world

By Amanda Gillies

She's a world champion, a national champion, on her own and with a team.

But to get there Vesna Radonich has had to overcome being deaf, depressed and addicted to drugs and alcohol.

Read more & view video: http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/deaf-waka-ama-star-takes-on-the-world-2016012618#axzz3yTXkIegd

Source: 3 News

Fiji Deaf team commended for their achievements

2016 Australian Deaf GamesMinister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou says the Fiji Deaf squad has brought prestige and pride to the country, following an impressive performance at the Australian Deaf Games in Adelaide earlier this month.

Fiji finished in third place on the medal tally with 13 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze medals.

Read more: http://www.fbc.com.fj/sports/36779/fiji-deaf-team-commended-for-their-achievements-

Source: Fiji Broadcasting Corporation

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