Saturday, July 20, 2013

Competitors prepare for the Deaflympics

Deaflympics competitors are getting ready for the journey to Bulgaria in hopes of bringing back gold to the U.S. Ohio's Stacy Messner will compete in football (soccer) for team USA. The 25 year old says, “It has been a great journey.. I never thought I would ever be where I’m at now." Find out more about why this will likely be her last Deaflympics appearance here. The Sacramento Bee has a write up on High School senior Matthew Klotz here. The swimmer says, "I've been training hard at practice, this whole summer, just getting ready for it."  Two Green Bay siblings will represent the U.S. in track and field. Read about what keeps them going here.  The 22nd International Summer Deaflympics starts Friday (July 26) in Sofia, Bulgaria.