Deaf high school student wins at World Deaf Ski Cup in Switzerland

March 4, 2012

World Deaf Ski Cup & European Deaf Alpine Skiing Championships was held in Davos, Switzerland from February 25 through March 2, 2012.

Kitajo Daichi (18), a deaf student attending the mainstream program in Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture, was on the Japanese national team, competed in the junior section of the alpine skiing slalom and won.

Deaflympics in Slovakia which he had planned to join in February, 2011 was canceled on account of the organizing committee just before opening, and he went back home regretfully.

Daichi was finally at the top in the big stage which he challenged.

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