|The players play a soft volleyball game. |
June 22, 2014
The 45th Northeast Deaf Athletic Meet, sponsored by the Northeast Federation of the Deaf, which is held in each prefecture every year, started in Kitakami-shi, Miyagi Prefecture on June 21.
About 110 Deaf athletes from six northeast prefectures as a member of the Federation competed hard, and promoted exchange one another through a game as well.
The events performed for two days from June 21 included table tennis, gate ball, bowling, badminton, and soft volleyball.
Except bowling held in Oshu-shi, Iwate Prefecture, all the games took place for the first time in six years in the prefecture since 2008 in Ichinoseki-shi.
Yoshida Masakatsu, president of the Federation said, "We want all the players to fully demonstrate the skills cultivated every day through a sport".