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In Kiev, in August will take place the European Championship on beach volleyball

By Lisa Flanders

2018 European Deaf Beach Volleyball ChampionshipsIn Hydropark will be competing athletes with hearing impairment

Monday, August 13, at 12:00 in Gidropark (Kyiv) will take place solemn opening ceremony of the IV European championship on beach volleyball among athletes with impaired hearing.

This is the official website of the National Committee of sport of invalids of Ukraine (NXIO).

Organized by Sports Federation of the deaf of Ukraine and the European sports organization of the deaf.

IV European championship on beach volleyball among athletes with impaired hearing will be held from 12 to 19 August 2018 in the capital of Ukraine.

Read more: https://bobrtimes.com/in-kiev-in-august-will-take-place-the-european-championship-on-beach-volleyball/86039/

Source: The Bobr Times

Volleyball Festival returns to Phoenix, brings international flair

By Atreya Verma

2018 U18 Volleyball
The 2018 USA Deaf Volleyball Under-18 team.

The Under-18 USA Deaf Volleyball team might have had the least amount of preparation of any team in the competition. The players assembled in Arizona on Monday to hold their first practice as a unit.

Girls from across the country had come together just three days before the opening match for daily practices to build chemistry. This is the biggest competition that the team will play in all year, but the experience they’ll receive from being coached by members of the U.S. team can be invaluable.

Read more: https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/2018/06/29/volleyball-festival-returns-phoenix-brings-international-flair/744752002/

Source: Arizona Republic

Photo credit - Russell Randall/Arizona Republic

Truro teen helps Canada take title at overseas deaf volleyball event

By Cody McEachern

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Abbie Langille wasn’t sold on the idea of playing deaf volleyball, but after participating in the 80th Club Sportif des Sourds de Montpellier International Deaf Sports tournament in France recently and winning a gold medal, the 16-year-old from Truro is hooked. - SaltWire Network

TRURO, N.S. – A Truro athlete has returned from a week-long volleyball tournament overseas with a gold medal and a wealth of fond memories from the experience.

Abbie Langille recently took home a gold medal in women’s volleyball after her team competed for Canada at the 80th Club Sportif des Sourds de Montpellier International Deaf Sports tournament in France.

Read more: https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1065562/deaflympics-boss-placed-under-house-arrest-amid-embezzlement-investigation#.Wwr4el0t6Cg.facebook

Source: Truro Daily

Photo credit - Truro Daily

Truro teenager heading to France as a member of Canada’s deaf volleyball team

By Harry Sullivan

2018 Abbie Langille
Abbie Langille is thrilled with the opportunity to represent her country on the international stage. The Truro teen will play for the Canadian deaf volleyball team in France in May. - Harry Sullivan

TRURO, N.S. – A Truro teen has been invited to play in an overseas tournament with Canada’s deaf volleyball team.

Abbie Langille, who will be 16 next month, was born deaf. That aspect of her world changed, however, when she received her first cochlear implant at 13 months and a second one at age eight, which gives her the ability to hear.

Cochlear implants do the work of damaged parts of the inner ear (cochlea) by sending sound signals to the brain, unlike hearing aids which simply make sounds louder.

Read more: http://www.trurodaily.com/living/None/truro-teenager-heading-to-france-as-a-member-of-canadas-deaf-volleyball-team-195459/

Source: Truro Daily News

Photo credit - Truro Daily News

Team USA’s David Smith talks about his improved play in Poland

2018 David Smith
Team USA’s current captain David Smith had a brilliant year in 2017. After leading Team USA to respectable efforts in the FIVB Grand Prix and Grand Champions Cup, he was chosen by USAV as the USA Volleyball Indoor Male Player of the Year. At the domestic level, he is leading a very young, recently formed, Zawiercie squad in Poland’s PlusLiga. The great improvement in his performance from last year, called the attention on the Polish media, which interviewed Smith and asked him how this season is different from others in his career (Siatka.org):

Read more: https://volleymob.com/team-usas-david-smith-talks-about-his-improved-play-in-poland/

Source: Volley Mob

Photo credit - Volley Mob

David Smith named USAV Indoor Male Player of the Year

USA VolleyballDavid Smith has been named the USA Volleyball Indoor Male Player of the Year following a year that put him in a successful position on the court in the middle blocker position.

In the past, Smith was in the shadows of players like Ryan Miller, David Lee, Russell Holmes and Max Holt in the middle. With a number of the players off the roster and Holt opting out of the 2017 World League, it set Smith up for a successful spot in the middle for Team USA throughout the summer. This brought a different mental aspect for Smith, as he is normally a player that came off the bench for the Americans, having to adjust to being a main contributor on the court.

Read more: https://volleymob.com/david-smith-named-usav-indoor-male-player-year/

Source: Volley Mob

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