Deaf elite skiers lead cross country skiing class in Hokkaido

Participants learn sliding technique from Tasaki san and Yamamoto san (from the right)

Feb 10, 2013

For two days from February 9 - 10, "the 2nd Deaf cross-country skiing class in Obihiro" was held in cross-country skiing trails in the forest of Obihiro, etc. in Hokkaido, Japan's northern island, sponsored the Japan Deaf Ski Association and Deaf cross-country ski team.

Yamamoto Tomomi san, 37, who was from Obihiro and currently lives in Fuji-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture, was a lecturer for the event. She participated in the 2007 Winter Deaflympics in Salt Lake City.

Tasaki Fujio san, 49, who lives in Tokyo, rushed to support the event as well. He was once on the national team for the Winter Deaflympics.

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