DeafBlind man to challenge national bowling game in Okinawa


Endo practices in a bowling alley.
(photo: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/)
September 25, 2014

Endo Daisuke (遠藤大輔), 37, will participate in the bowling game at the 48th National Deaf Athletic Meet which will be held from September 25 in Okinawa Prefecture.

According to the organizing committee, several DeafBlind persons have participated in the past National Deaf Meets.

Endo, born Deaf, attended the Prefectural School for the Deaf in Niigata Prefecture, part of East Japan, since he was one year old. Later his sight was lost due to pigmentary degeneration of the retina.

He is taking charge of the inspection of the substrate of a smart phone, etc. in the electronic-components company.

Endo was invited by a Deaf friend to play bowling about three years ago. He has belonged to the Deaf Bowling Circle, and his bowling skill was  improved.

It will the first time for him to compete at the national event: a team with four members, and individual matches. "I would like to do my best to get the best score."


Japanese source:
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/local/niigata/news/20140924-OYTNT50234.html

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