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DeafDigest Sports – July 5, 2018

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http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Duck-Hee Lee write up

— deaf rugby

— random deafsports thoughts

— college deaf soccer player

— deaf equestrian rider

Deaf Sports Collections update
— all-deaf NCAA-I tennis doubles team
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/wisconsin-deaf-1966-football-players/

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Tennis World USA

Duck-Hee Lee, the deaf player who wants to win a Grand Slam

We learned about Lee Duck-Hee a couple of years ago. The 20-year-old is
234th ranked but he was 130th in April 2017. The South Korean lost to
Attila Balazs in the first round of the 2018 Wimbledon qualifiers but in
an interview to BBC Sport, he assured he has big goals.

‘I’m very proud of myself as being the only deaf professional tennis
player in the world at the moment’, Duck-Hee said. ‘I feel a huge
responsibility that my every step as a tennis player will influence other
deaf people.

I hope my career could give them a hopeful message that they could also
overcome their disability and make their dream come true.’ Duck-Hee is
making a huge effort to make up for his deafness with his other senses,
especially sight.

‘I focus on watching and expecting the opponent’s swing and movement,
which needs a very intensive concentration of my eyes and fast
decision-making for the next move. I try to watch other players’ matches
on websites as much as possible when I have spare time – I need image
training because it gives a better understanding than giving me verbal
coaching.’ He added: ‘Also, I am curious about the feeling of becoming a
champion of Grand Slam.

I strongly believe that a day when I become a champion of a major
tournament is coming if I keep up with training and my skills improve.’

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deaf rugby

England’s tour of South Africa  ended with a consolation 25-10 victory
after losing first two games against them.

SA Deaf Rugby currently enjoys a world ranking of third, behind Wales and
England, and the challenge going forward will be to improve on this
ranking.

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college deaf soccer player

Claire Fitzpatrick

junior

women’s soccer

University of Scranton (NCAA-III)

her profile:
Sophomore Year (2016)

Match-by-Match Statistics
Played in five matches off the bench, helping the Royals post wins in all
five

Freshman Year (2015)

Match-by-Match Statistics
Saw action in six matches, all in a reserve role
Finished with three shots, one on goal
Helped the Royals post wins over Alfred (6-0, Sept. 13), Marywood (7-1,
Sept. 16), Farmingdale State (1-0, Sept. 19) and Penn State-Berks (1-0,
Oct. 21)

this past season:
Match-by-Match Statistics
Appeared in two games, entering as a reserve ain a 0-0 draw with NYU on
September 19 and in a 4-0 win at Drew on October 11

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random deafsports thoughts

Speaking of Claire Fitzpatrick (above), she played six games
as a freshman, five games as a sophomore and just two games
as a junior – sort of a reverse arithmetic progression!

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Equestrian riding

Jamie Barge, female, California

still competing against world’s best riders

her most recent event took place June 23-24, 2018
 

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