Sports of the Deaf

Resources on sports of the Deaf.

"International Committee of Sports for the Deaf" (ICSD), formerly CISS. www.ciss.org

"Deaflympics" formerly known as World Games of the Deaf (WFD) is recognized by International Olympic Committee (IOC). www.deaflympics.com

Deaf Athletes

Safarri Jessop (age 22 in 2017), a second-degree black belt in Haidong Gumdo and a third-degree black belt in Hapkido. First Deaf person to win the gold medal at 2017 PanAm Mulimpia Games in Las Vegas -- making her a world champion sword fighter.

"I thought, 'I can't believe it, I won. That's amazing,' " she signed as an interpreter spoke for her.