Japanese Deaf cyclists strengthen practice for Sophia Deaflympics

Six cyclists have been informally selected to the national team for Summer Deaflympics.
(photo: http://cyclist.sanspo.com/)

May 28, 2013

The cycle circuit event called "FUJI VELO FESTA" took place at the Fuji International Speedway in Oyama-cho, Shizuoka Prefecture on May 11, in which six Deaf cyclists (5 males and 1 female) participated. They have been informally selected to represent Japan at the Deaflympics. 

Although it rained, all the Deaf cyclists did their best in a 120-km solo, etc., each making a good record with the 5th place in finish, spurring high expectancy in Deaflympics this summer.

Japan is going to sent the national cycling team to Deaflympics for the first time. The Japan Deaf Cycling Association (JDCA) was established in 2010 towards competitions at the International Convention, etc. Forty or more members joined, aiming at the Deaflympics participation.

Japan Deaf Cycle Association website: (Japanese)

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