Deaf student winning for broad jump in national sports meet in Tokyo

The National Open High School Track and Field Sports Meet was held in the National Stadium in Tokyo on August 14.

Mayuko Umehara (19), a fourth-year high school student of the open branch school of the Kyoto Prefecture Amino High School, competed in the girl broad jump, and set the record of four meters 62 centimeters, winning the championship.

For this achievement, she was commended in the school gym on September 1, the first day of the second term.

Mayuko was pleased, saying that the hard practice has borne fruit.

She had lost hearing in the left ear since her early childhood, receiving the operation of the cochlea implant in March, 2010.

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