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Carleton Place swimmer headed to Turkey to compete in Deaflympics

By Tara Gesner

Canada Deaf Sports AssociationWe hear about athletes tuning out the noise before a big race, creating a state of intense focus.

Carleton Place swimmer Jacob Blackburn, 15, does not have to flip that switch. He was born deaf in one ear then began losing hearing in the other.

Read more: http://www.insideottawavalley.com/sports-story/7056315-carleton-place-swimmer-headed-to-turkey-to-compete-in-deaflympics/

Source: Almonte Canadian Gazette

Meet Rajeev Bagga, the Indian badminton legend who was crowned Deaflympian of the Century

By Smita Deshmukh

ICSDMumbai: With badminton taking off in India in a big way, few are aware of a legend of the game who not only won numerous medals for India globally, but was crowned as ‘Deaflympian of the Century’ by the International Olympics Committee’s sub-committee, CISS (Committee International des Sports des Sourds.)

Read more: http://www.firstpost.com/sports/meet-rajeev-bagga-the-indian-badminton-legend-who-was-crowned-deaflympian-of-the-century-3196788.html

Source: First Post

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