Japanese skier sells handmade T-shirt to cover cost for Russian Winter Deaflympics

Yamamoto made T-shirts for fundraising.
(photo: http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/)
November 25, 2014

Fuji-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture:

Yamamoto Tomomi (山本智美), 38, was chosen to the Japanese cross country skiing team for "the 18th Winter Deaflympics," which will be  held in Russia in March, 2015.

She made T-shirts by herself for fundraising, appealing donation to cover the team dispatch cost as the team has insufficient funds.

Four athletes (one coach and three skiers) in cross-country skiing has been decided informally. A cost will be between 900,000-1,000,000 yen for a person in need. It is too economically burdensome for an athlete despite national support.


Japanese source:
http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20141125-00000021-at_s-l22

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