Parasports January 29, 2018
2018 Australian Deaf Games were a huge success
Saturday saw the closing ceremony of the 2018 Australian Deaf Games. The tournament started on the 20 January and ended with splendor on 27 January.
Most points were earned by the NSW team and they proudly boasted their overall win at the tournament. 17 different sporting events were covered at the tournament this year and the organisers are hopeful of another successful run at the next games.
This year the event took place in Albury-Wodonga and more than 1000 competitors took part in it.
There were athletes, interpreters, visitors, officials and volunteers from around Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Fiji and Samoa.
The Australian Deaf Games are held every four years normally however, the duration has been reduced to two years to ensure that deaf athletes can get through to international competition such as the Asia Pacific Deaf Games and Deaflympics.
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