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DeafDigest Sports – July 1, 2018

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— random deafsports thoughts

— gifted 13-year old swimmer

— bad senior season for deaf NCAA-I golfer

— deaf pitcher in independent league

Deaf Sports Collections update
– list of deaf players in professional baseball
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/pitcher-lincoln-salt-dogs/

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random deafsports thoughts

to be deaf or to be hearing?

Few years ago DeafDigest editor was a guest at a deaf
schools regional basketball tournament.

The host school lost the first round game; the coach
of that host school team was deaf.

The school athletic director knew no ASL even though
he was athletic director for a long time.

He was angry that his host school lost the first round
game and he walked around, complaining (with no ASL) that his
deaf basketball coach should be fired. Hearing people
in the gym heard that negative comment. Deaf people in
the gym, including DeafDigest Sports editor, knew
nothing about it.

A hearing administrator told DeafDigest Sports editor
about it.

Very disappointing, that attitude!

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13-year old deaf swimmer

LIBBY Gotta is excited to be competing in the European Deaf Championships
in Poland next week.

The 13-year-old, from Burford, will be taking on competitors from 20
countries as she makes her debut as a member of Great Britain’s
19-strong team.

Gotta, who is a member of Wantage White Horses, will be competing in eight
events in as many days at the event in Lublin, which starts on Monday.

“Libby’s very excited to be representing Britain,” said her mother
Rebecca. “She has worked very hard to get there.”

This year, she swam in the South East Regional Championships in Crawley,
where she won a bronze medal in the 14 years 400m individual medley and
finished sixth in the 200m race.

Gotta switched a year ago from the City of Oxford club to Wantage, where
she trains 12 hours a week under the guidance of coach Bruce Rennie, a
move that has benefited her.

“At Oxford, Libby was just one of many talented swimmers,” explained
Rebecca.

“She has flourished since moving to a smaller club and her times have
improved significantly and she now beats some of her former clubmates.”

In Poland, Libby will be competing against swimmers much older than
herself, as there are no age group classification in these championships.

“Libby still has a chance to reach the final of her two strongest events
– 400m IM and 200m backstroke – and an outside chance of a medal,”
said her mother.

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bad senior season for deaf NCAA-I golfer

Rylee Reinertson

senior, last season of eligibility

men’s golf

University of Oklahoma

a case of seniorities, in other words a
senior seaon jinx.

Rylee was a promising golfer that improved
by leaps and bounds throughout his first three
seasons. Come senior season he was not the
golfer he was in the past.

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deaf pitcher in independent league

Dmitri Kourtis

pitcher

Lincoln Salt Dogs

independent minor league team (not part of organized ball)

his second season with the team

occassional starter, but mostly as a relief pitcher

so far in 12 games, pitched a total of 27.2 innings

ERA is 4.23 (it was 3.40 last season)
 

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