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MED-EL Sponsors Deaf Athlete in Volleyball Championships

USA Deaf VolleyballMED-EL has signed on to sponsor volleyball athlete Hunter Taylor for the 2016 Pan Am Games and World Deaf Championships. Richmond-based Taylor, age 21, has his sights set on Samsun, Turkey in 2017 – the 23rd Summer Deaflympics.

The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) is the main governing body responsible for the organization of Deaflympics and other World Deaf Championships.

Read more: http://www.hearingreview.com/2016/06/med-el-sponsors-deaf-athlete-volleyball-championships/

Source: The Hearing Review

Hunter Taylor conquered many obstacles en route to national team status

By Vic Dorr, Jr.

USA Deaf VolleyballUnflagging commitment has created a star-spangled opportunity for Hunter Taylor, a former Patrick Henry High School and Richmond Volleyball Club player.

Taylor, born with significant hearing loss, will during the next six weeks compete with the USA national deaf volleyball team in a pair of high-profile international events: the PanAm regional qualifiers (June 30-July 4) and the World Deaf Volleyball Championships (July 6-15). Both will take place at Gallaudet University in Washington.

Read more: http://www.richmond.com/sports/college/article_a2e1684c-e3ec-5b41-9da9-88fdc70097fe.html

Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

Delawarean earns spot on USA Deaf volleyball team

By Kevin Tresolini

USA Deaf VolleyballDOVER – The sounds of the volleyball being smacked by players’ hands and thumping off the hardwood floor echoed through the Holy Cross gym on Tuesday night.

Shaun Walker, leaping at the net to block some of those hits or diving to prevent them from bouncing off the floor, didn’t hear any of them.

Read more: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/sports/2016/06/16/delawarean-walker-makes-usa-deaf-volleyball-team/85834864/

Source: The News Journal

Two Gujarat boys make it to Indian deaf volleyball team

By Shweta Singhi

AHMEDABAD: Two deaf and speech-impaired boys - Hitesh Chaudhary of Charada village in Gandhinagar and Hardik Patel of Valsad's Chharwada village - have made the cut for the Indian volleyball team that will take part in the Third World Deaf Volleyball Championship in Washington. The tournament will be played on July 5-16 at the Gallaudet University under the aegis of International Committee of Sports for the Deaf.

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/more-sports/others/Two-Gujarat-boys-make-it-to-Indian-deaf-volleyball-team/articleshow/52710760.cms

Source: Times of India

Former Central High School standout Kohl set for World Deaf Championships

By Charles Bryce

USA Deaf VolleyballHer prowess on the volleyball court has opened a lot of doors for former Central High School standout Jordan Kohl, and she's never let obstacles stand in her way.

On the heels of an outstanding sophomore season at Texas State University, the 6-foot-3 right-side hitter will be playing in the 2016 World Deaf Athletics Championships July 6-15 in Washington, D.C.

Read more: http://www.gosanangelo.com/sports/local/former-central-high-school-standout-kohl-set-for-world-deaf-championships-343d8203-cfea-7aee-e053-01-381834331.html

Source: San Angelo Standard-Times

Usman coaching Canada

By Dylan Purcell

Canada Deaf Sports AssociationThe coach of Canada’s women’s deaf volleyball team is Lethbridge’s Derek Usman.

If it sounds difficult to be a coach who cannot use sign language on a deaf volleyball team, you don’t know Usman well enough.

“Good thing it’s Derek, he doesn’t talk much anyway,” said University of Lethbridge professor and the manager of the team, Mary Dyck.

Read more: http://lethbridgeherald.com/sports/local-sports/2016/06/01/usman-coaching-canada/

Source: Lethbridge Herald

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