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Hearing-impaired athlete wins first place in senior 4x400m relay

By Shan A S

THENHIPALAM: Crouching at the starting block, Abhirami Krishna U S has a habit of slightly tilting her head sideways to hear the starting gunshot. The ‘slant-head’, race pundits say, is an aberration and can delay timings fractionally. But for Abhirami, it is the only way forward. For, she is hearing-impaired and even after summoning utmost mental focus, she can only manage to barely hear the gunshot. But, this shortcoming does not deter Abhirami, as she amply proved on Saturday at the C H Mohammed Koya Synthetic Stadium in Thenhipalam, where she ran the second lap for Thiruvananthapuram in the 4x400m relay heats under senior girls and helped the district clinch first position.

Read more: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/2016/dec/04/hearing-impaired-athlete-wins-first-place-in-senior-4x400m-relay-1545437.html

Source: The New India Express

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