First Japanese champion in the World Deaf Snowboard Championships in Russia

Okuda Kazuo san (center), pleased with the championship,  bites a gold medal.

March 18, 2013

A Deaf office worker Okuda Kazuo san, 44, won the victory in the part of the men's half pipe at the First World Deaf Snowboard Championships held in Moscow, Russia in February.

Okuda san, who tackled the snowboard, kept away temporarily from it in order to secure time to spend with his family, but he opted for the re-challenge on moving to Yamanashi Prefecture three years ago.

Okuda san was happy with the shining accomplishment as the world's No.1, saying, "It is like a dream. I was really glad to win the gold medal."

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