TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Keena Miller
Phone: 512-462-5328, cell: 512-658-4444
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF ATHLETE WINS TRACK AND FIELD GOLD MEDAL AT 2009 DEAFLYMPICS
Austin, Texas – September 9, 2009 In Taipei today, Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) graduate and star athlete Delvin Furlough, took first place in the Men’s 400 meter track and field event. Furlough’s time of 48.16 earned him his first gold medal at the 2009 Deaflympics. Furlough competes in the 100 meter and the 400 meter relays on September 12.
Originally from Dallas, Furlough graduated from the Texas School for the Deaf in 2009, where he excelled in both football and track. He competes among more than 4,000 athletes from 85 countries in Taipei, where opening ceremonies were held Sunday. He is one of several athletes and coaches from Texas participating in the 21st Deaflympics. Visit http://www.2009deaflympics.org/ for the latest updates.
With a strong belief in culture and community at TSD, students form a unique identity based on their individual strengths and talents, rather than their disabilities. TSD is an environment where students learn, grow, and belong. For more information about TSD, visit www.tsd.state.tx.us.