Saturday, August 3, 2013

Making Great Britain proud

Melanie Jewett was the first athlete to win a medal for Great Britain in this year's Deaflympics. She took the bronze in the marathon, telling a UK paper, "The conditions were crazy - 40 degree heat, which resulted in three runners who could not finish the race and needing medical assistance... I’m so proud to represent my country. Being deaf has given me the opportunity to represent my country and that’s something I thoroughly enjoy doing. To be involved with Team GB is another reason I feel so honoured and proud to be involved." Read more here.