wednesday deaf sports roundup
When I was young I hated sports. Now I dabble in baseball (not least because of Jason Giambi...) Anyways, cool article about two Deaf hockey players headed to Calgary:
Their purpose will be to participate in this weekend’s sixth Canadian Deaf Ice Hockey Championships as part of Team Quebec. The event, which takes place every four years, features the top deaf and hard-of-hearing pucksters from across the country competing for the right to represent Canada at the 16th Deaflympic Winter Games next February in Salt Lake City. The gold-medal game unfolds late Saturday afternoon.
Arya, born deaf, will play defence. This marks his fifth appearance at the championships, his fourth as a player, although he will only serve as a spare this time ‘round. He will also be an assistant coach. Witcher, a forward, will be making his playing debut, although he was also an assistant coach a few years back with Team Quebec.
Neat. Other Deaf people are also succeeding in Seoul:
Lee Seung-man, who is deaf, is leading halfway through one of the country's most prestigious golf tournament, the 25th GS Caltex Maekyung Open Golf Championship now under way in Yongin, Kyonggi Province, 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Seoul.
The 26-year-old golfer scored a six-under 66, including seven birdies, in the second round, leaving him two strokes ahead of second place Kim Sang-ki.
A Deaf Tiger Woods? He's pretty damn young.
In other news - no updates on the Gallaudet front. Talked with zlotte last night - both of us wondering what the hell is going to happen today. Newspaper coverage is continuing with the Washington Post, and their framing of Deaf people is a little better with quoting Sara Stallard. But I'd like to see them include the statement from the faculty too because right now it still feels like students are still complaining about being spanked, not like they have genuine concerns about the Presidency.
On a personal side - a big project I'm working on is making lots of progress. Hope to be able to share more soon!