Deaf women's volleyball team from Okinawa to play at National Sports Meet in Gifu Prefecture

The Deaf women's volleyball players

September 29, 2012

The 12th National Sports Meet for the Persons with Disabilities will be held for three days from October 13 in Gifu Prefecture. It is one of the greatest festivals for the disability sports in Japan.

From Okinawa Prefecture, 26 athletes in individual events and three groups of 34 athletes will participate in the national meet.

A team of ten players will participate in women's volleyball. It won a bronze medal both at the meet in Chiba two years ago, and the 2011 Sports meet in Yamaguchi.

The teammates have practiced hard aiming at the championship in the upcoming meet. The volleyball game is scheduled to be held in the Gifu Prefecture Gymnasium on October 13.

Head Coach Shimajiri Hirotoshi-san said in expectation, "if our teammates play calmly, the victory will be ours absolutely."

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