Deaf female runner wins five successive championships in 1500 meters

October 26, 2015
Yasumoto Makiko shows powerful run by 1500 
meters for women with hearing impairment. 
(picture: http://www.at-s.com)


A Deaf woman, Yasumoto Makiko from Shizuoka-shi, 28, won the first prize for 1500 meters, achieving five straight championships at the National Disability Sports Conference held in Wakayama Prefecture, western Japan in October. 

She also won the first prize for 800 meters, saying, "I was really tired after running for 800 meters, but I did my best, so, I felt a sense of fulfillment spread."

Yasumoto has competed in the Conference since eleven years ago, but it was the first time for her to run two races on the same day. 


Japanese source:
http://www.at-s.com/sports/article/shizuoka/164794.html

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