Britain’s Medal-Winning Deaflympics Heroes Deserve Recognition, Not Silence

Last Sunday night, Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, hosted the closing ceremony for a global sporting event which featured heroic medal-winning performances by British athletes.

At the 22nd edition of the Summer Deaflympics, in sports ranging from athletics to football and tennis, there were triumphs, hard luck stories and controversy to match anything from London 2012. Just to get there, Britain’s deaf athletes had to display unbelievable levels of dedication, not only in their training for the games, but also, in many cases, raising their own funds so they could compete.


I want to say thank you for all your support, without fail… Without you, without your hands, I wouldn’t have understood. It goes to show you are a true legend in your work