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Organisers proud as Australian Deaf Games end in Albury-Wodonga

By Janet Howie

2018 Deaf Australian GamesFor all the cross-border unity shown throughout the 2018 Australian Deaf Games, the old state rivalries could not be contained during Saturday’s closing ceremony.

NSW recorded the most points overall to take out the JML Cup narrowly from Victoria, to the delight of every team member present in The Cube Wodonga.

NSW team representative Stuart Clear accepted the trophy and later told The Border Mail of the longstanding duel between the two states.

Read more: http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/5193159/pride-evident-as-2018-australian-deaf-games-draw-to-a-close/

Source: The Border Mail

Tenpin bowler, 81, still strikes at Australian Deaf Games

By Janet Howie

2018 Deaf Australian GamesBuehow, 81, one of the oldest competitors at this week’s Australian Deaf Games, has been taking part in the tenpin bowling tournament in Wodonga.

Since starting the sport in 1975, the Brisbane bowler has been to “maybe five or six” Australian Deaf Games and also represented her country at three Deaflympics, in Italy, Bulgaria and Turkey.

Although not a medallist at international level, Buehow did not leave last year’s games in Samsun, Turkey, empty-handed.

Read more: http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/5192384/tenpin-bowler-81-still-strikes-at-australian-deaf-games/

Source: The Border Mail

Wagga’s Matthew Shannon and Matthew Lloyd are competing at the Australian Deaf Games

By Rochelle Brown

2018 Deaf Australian GamesWagga’s Matthew Shannon and Matthew Lloyd have been deaf since birth but it hasn’t stopped them from dominating the volleyball world.

Both have had their equal share of challenges in taking on the sport but they have a clear message of advice for deaf children across the Riverina.

“My advice would be to be a part of the deaf games,” Mr Shannon said.

Read more: http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/5192161/australian-deaf-games-athletes-message-for-wagga-youngsters/

Source: The Daily Advertiser

Albury-Wodonga athletes break records at Australian Deaf Games

By Janet Howie

2018 Deaf Australian GamesBorder athletes have made an impression as the Australian Deaf Games celebrate elite performances alongside the goals of participation and social inclusion.

Declan Campion broke the under-18 and under-20 games record for high jump at the athletics, which was postponed a day owing to the weekend heat.

Read more: http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/5188338/border-athletes-break-records-at-australian-deaf-games/

Source: The Border Mail

Ex-UFC fighter Matt Hamill offers to fight Michael Bisping at UFC London

By Lewis McKeever

UFCIt’s been almost eleven years since Matt Hamill fought Michael Bisping in London, England, but there’s probably still some debate -- on the far reaches of the world wide web -- over the official decision.

Bisping, who made somewhat of a rivalry with Hamill on The Ultimate Fighter 3, received a tidal wave of online criticism after his split decision victory over ‘The Hammer’ at UFC 75. It was one of the most controversial and hotly-debated fights at the time, but both fighters eventually moved on and went on different career paths, with no rematch ever booked.

Read more: https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/1/18/16904842/ufc-mma-news-veteran-matt-hamill-interview-michael-bisping-retirement-fight-london

Source: SB Nation Bloody Elbow

Stirring opening ceremony gets Australian Deaf Games off to flying start

By Chris Young

2018 Deaf Australian GamesDEBRA Swann spent the last 18 months planning the opening ceremony for the Australian Deaf Games.

It's only natural then, after all that hard work and effort, that there would be a bit of emotion backstage at the end of Saturday night’s ceremony.

The Albury Entertainment Centre was packed to officially launch this week's games, with representatives from each state and territory competing placing their flag on the stage.

Read more: http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/5180126/australian-deaf-games-stirring-opening-ceremony/

Source: The Border Mail

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