Deaf sportspeople

2017-07-29T02:08:34+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Tamika Catchings, Joe Swail, Lance Allred, Evgenii Shvetcov, Emma Meesseman, Jim Kyte, Yehuda Gruenfeld, Ignazio Fabra, Miha Zupan, Ana Drev, Angela Mortimer, Lou Ferrigno, Boris Verlinsky, Carlo Orlandi, Kenny Walker (American football), Lance Cairns, Laurentia Tan, Jeff Float, Mario D'Agata, Mike Murphy (trainer and coach), Memnos Costi, Stefan Markolf, James Burke (boxer), Ashley Fiolek, John Tosswill, Dummy Hoy, Lee Duck-hee, Blaise Winter, Bonnie Sloan, Jozo Bogdanović, Karim Raeisinia, Wissam Constantin, John Hodgkins (cricketer), Andy Greig, Damir Desnica, O'Neil Longson, David Chiu (poker player), David Smith (volleyball), Derrick Coleman (American football), Lee Sung, Taranath Narayan Shenoy, Gertrude Ederle, Curtis Pride, Jack Ulrich, Yuya Ishii, Tyson Gillies, Katie Kelly (paratriathlete), Ben Cohen (rugby union), Ruth Taubert Seeger, The Silent Warrior, Michael Cuddyer, Matt Hamill, Gilbert O. Erickson, Dick Sipek, Terence Parkin, Dummy Lynch, Dummy Taylor, Dummy Deegan, Dummy Leitner, Albert Berg, Albert Gardner, Chris Colwill, Ed Dundon, Shelley Beattie flashcards Deaf sportspeople
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  • Tamika Catchings
    Tamika Devonne Catchings (born July 21, 1979) is an American retired professional basketball player who played her entire 15-year career for the Indiana Fever of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).
  • Joe Swail
    Joe Swail (born 29 August 1969) is a professional snooker player from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • Lance Allred
    Lance Collin Allred (born February 2, 1981) is a Mexican American former professional basketball player.
  • Evgenii Shvetcov
    Evgenii Shvetcov (born 28 February 1988) is a Paralympian athlete from Russia competing mainly in category T36 sprint and middle-distance events.
  • Emma Meesseman
    Emma Meesseman (born May 13, 1993) is a Belgian professional basketball player for the Washington Mystics of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).
  • Jim Kyte
    James G. Kyte (born March 21, 1964) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player.
  • Yehuda Gruenfeld
    Yehuda Gruenfeld (Grünfeld, Greenfeld) (Hebrew: יהודה גרינפלד‎‎; born 28 February 1956) an Israeli chess Grandmaster.
  • Ignazio Fabra
    Ignazio Fabra (25 April 1930 – 13 April 2008) is a flyweight Greco-Roman wrestler from Italy.
  • Miha Zupan
    Miha Zupan (born September 13, 1982), is a Slovenian professional basketball player who plays for CSM Oradea of the Liga Națională (men's basketball).
  • Ana Drev
    Ana Drev (born 6 August 1985) is a Slovenian World Cup alpine ski racer.
  • Angela Mortimer
    Florence Angela Margaret Mortimer Barrett (née Mortimer; born 21 April 1932) is a former World No.
  • Lou Ferrigno
    Louis Jude "Lou" Ferrigno (born November 9, 1951) is an American actor, fitness trainer, fitness consultant and retired professional bodybuilder.
  • Boris Verlinsky
    Boris Markovich Verlinsky (8 January 1888 in Bakhmut, Ukraine – 30 October 1950 in Moscow, Soviet Union) was a Ukrainian-Russian International Master of chess.
  • Carlo Orlandi
    Carlo Orlandi (23 April 1910 – 29 July 1983) was an Italian boxer who won a gold medal at the 1928 Olympics.
  • Kenny Walker (American football)
    Kenny Wayne Walker (born April 6, 1967) is a former defensive lineman for the Denver Broncos and the first deaf player to have played in the Canadian Football League and one of only five to have played in the National Football League.
  • Lance Cairns
    Bernard Lance Cairns (born 10 October 1949 in Picton, New Zealand) is a former all-rounder who played for the New Zealand cricket team, and is the father of New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns.
  • Laurentia Tan
    Laurentia Tan Yen Yi BBM PBM (/lɒˈrɛnʃə/ lo-REN-shə; Chinese: 陈雁仪; pinyin: Chén Yànyí, pronounced [tʂə̌n jɛ̂n í]) (born 24 April 1979), is a United Kingdom-based Singaporean para-equestrian competitor.
  • Jeff Float
    Jeffrey James Float is a former American competitive swimmer, World Record holder, World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist.
  • Mario D'Agata
    Mario D'Agata (29 May 1926 – 4 April 2009) was an Italian professional boxer, who was the first, and so far only, deaf world champion in boxing.
  • Mike Murphy (trainer and coach)
    Michael Charles "Mike" Murphy (February 26, 1860 – June 4, 1913) was an athletic trainer and coach at Yale University (1887–1889, 1892–1896, 1901–1905), Detroit Athletic Club (1889–1892), University of Michigan (1891), Villanova University (1894), University of Pennsylvania (1896–1901, 1905–1913), and the New York Athletic Club (1890–1900).
  • Memnos Costi
    Memnos Costi (born 14 August 1976) is a Deaf British television presenter and footballer.
  • Stefan Markolf
    Stefan Markolf (born 3 January 1984 in Witzenhausen, Hesse) is the first deaf German professional footballer.
  • James Burke (boxer)
    James "Deaf" Burke (8 December 1809 – 8 January 1845), was one of England's earliest boxing champions.
  • Ashley Fiolek
    Ashley Fiolek is a retired, profoundly deaf professional motocross racer.
  • John Tosswill
    John Speare Tosswill (6 August 1890 – 28 September 1915), sometimes known as Jack Tosswill, was an English professional football inside right who played in the Football League for Liverpool.
  • Dummy Hoy
    William Hoy (May 23, 1862 – December 15, 1961), nicknamed "Dummy", was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for several teams from 1888 to 1902, most notably the Cincinnati Reds and two Washington, D.
  • Lee Duck-hee
    Lee Duck-hee (이덕희; born 29 May 1998 in Jecheon) is a South Korean junior tennis player.
  • Blaise Winter
    Blaise Winter (born January 31, 1962) is an American football coach and former player.
  • Bonnie Sloan
    Bonnie Ryan Sloan (born June 1, 1948) was the first of three deaf football player in National Football League history.
  • Jozo Bogdanović
    Jozo Bogdanović (born 21 October 1960 in Dubrovnik, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Croatian former football forward who played for several Croatian and foreign football clubs.
  • Karim Raeisinia
    Karim Raeisinia (Persian: کریم رئیسی‌نیا‎‎; born 1930 in Tehran) was an Iranian deaf Wrestler and Deaflympics Gold-Medalist.
  • Wissam Constantin
    Wissam Constantin, is the first deaf person to graduate from a university in Lebanon and the Middle East.
  • John Hodgkins (cricketer)
    John Seymour Hodgkins (2 January 1916 – 16 August 1988) was an English cricketer active in the late 1930s, mid 1940s and early 1950s.
  • Andy Greig
    Andrew "Andy" Greig (fl. 1911–1924) was a Scottish footballer who played as a goalkeeper in the Scottish Football League for Aberdeen and the English Football League for Darlington either side of the First World War.
  • Damir Desnica
    Damir Desnica (born 20 December 1956) is a Croatian retired footballer who played as a forward.
  • O'Neil Longson
    O'Neil Longson is an American professional poker player from Las Vegas, Nevada, who has won three bracelets at the World Series of Poker.
  • David Chiu (poker player)
    David Chiu (Chinese: 邱芳全; pinyin: Qiū Fāngquán; born August 23, 1960 in Nanning, China) is a Chinese American professional poker player, based in Las Vegas, Nevada, who has won five World Series of Poker bracelets.
  • David Smith (volleyball)
    David Smith (born May 15, 1985) is an American volleyball player, a member of United States men's national volleyball team and Polish club Cerrad Czarni Radom, a participant of the Olympic Games London 2012, gold medalist of the 2015 World Cup.
  • Derrick Coleman (American football)
    Derrick Lamont Coleman (born October 18, 1990) is an American football fullback who is currently a free agent.
  • Lee Sung
    Lee Sung (born 16 January 1980), also known as Lee Sung-man, is a South Korean professional golfer.
  • Taranath Narayan Shenoy
    Taranath Narayan Shenoy, is a deaf and visually impaired Indian swimmer and an honoree of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.
  • Gertrude Ederle
    Gertrude Caroline Ederle (October 23, 1905 – November 30, 2003) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in five events.
  • Curtis Pride
    Curtis John Pride (born December 17, 1968 in Washington, D.C.) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and is currently the head baseball coach at Gallaudet University.
  • Jack Ulrich
    John Daniel "Jack, Silent" Ulrich (July 15, 1887 – January 12, 1953) was a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger.
  • Yuya Ishii
    Yuya Ishii (石井 裕也 Ishii Yuya, born July 7, 1981 in Yokohama, Japan) is a Japanese Nippon Professional Baseball pitcher for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in Japan's Pacific League.
  • Tyson Gillies
    Tyson Gillies (born October 31, 1988) is a Canadian professional baseball outfielder who is currently a free agent.
  • Katie Kelly (paratriathlete)
    Katie Kelly (born 6 February 1975) is an Australian paratriathlete, who has a degenerative disease known as Usher syndrome.
  • Ben Cohen (rugby union)
    Benjamin Christopher "Ben" Cohen, MBE (born 14 September 1978) is a former England rugby union player and activist.
  • Ruth Taubert Seeger
    Ruth Mae Taubert Seeger (May 30, 1924 – April 13, 2014) was an American athlete and coach.
  • The Silent Warrior
    Louis Long (born March 20, 1976) is a semi-retired American professional wrestler who competed in Japanese and international promotions, independent circuit under the ring name, The Silent Warrior (サイレント·ウォリアー).
  • Michael Cuddyer
    Michael Brent Cuddyer (/kəˈdaɪər/; born March 27, 1979) is an American former professional baseball outfielder who played 15 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Minnesota Twins, Colorado Rockies, and New York Mets.
  • Matt Hamill
    Matthew Stanley Hamill (born October 5, 1976) is a deaf American mixed martial artist and wrestler who has competed in the Light Heavyweight division of the UFC.
  • Gilbert O. Erickson
    Gilbert Oscar Erickson (February 10, 1878 – March 26, 1951) was a college football player, photographer, and one of the founders of the National Literary Society of the Deaf as well as its first secretary.
  • Dick Sipek
    Richard Francis Sipek was a Major League Baseball outfielder, and the only deaf person to play in the majors between Dummy Murphy in 1914 and Curtis Pride in 1993.
  • Terence Parkin
    Terence Mike Parkin (born 12 April 1980 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe) is a swimmer from South Africa, who won the silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in the 200 metres breaststroke.
  • Dummy Lynch
    Matthew Daniel "Dummy" Lynch (February 7, 1926 – June 30, 1978) was an American Major League Baseball player.
  • Dummy Taylor
    (Not to be confused with Earle Taylor.) Luther Haden "Dummy" Taylor (February 21, 1875 – August 22, 1958) was a deaf-mute American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1900 to 1908.
  • Dummy Deegan
    William Joseph Deegan (1874–1957) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball.
  • Dummy Leitner
    George Michael "Dummy" Leitner (June 19, 1871 – February 20, 1960) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball for two seasons.
  • Albert Berg
    Albert Berg (April 16, 1864 – March 5, 1945) was an American football player, coach, teacher, and an advocate, writer and editor on issues of concern to the deaf.
  • Albert Gardner
    Albert Edward Gardner (April 1887 – April 1923) was an English professional footballer who played as a wing half.
  • Chris Colwill
    Chris Colwill (born September 11, 1984) is an American international diver from Tampa, Florida.
  • Ed Dundon
    Edward Joseph "Dummy" Dundon (July 10, 1859 – August 18, 1893) was an American professional baseball pitcher.
  • Shelley Beattie
    Shelley Beattie (August 24, 1967 – February 16, 2008) was a professional female bodybuilder and actress.