Northeast Deaf Athletic Meet held in Miyagi Prefecture

The players play a soft volleyball game.
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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".


Japanese source:
http://www.bloglovin.com/viewer?post=3005696081&group=0&frame_type=a&blog=5757073&frame=1&click=0&user=0

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