Two Men and a Truck mover wins gold in 2012 Deaflympics

 

Note: This is correction/updated press release 8/5/12

Two Men and a Truck mover wins gold in 2012 World Deaf Athletic Championship

Austinite Delvin Furlough, a mover for the Two Men and a Truck Austin North franchise won a gold medal for team USA by winning the 400 meter finals with a 48.97 at the 2012 World Deaf Athletic Championship held in Toronto, Canada July 14-22.

This was the second gold medal won by the Austin resident, a former sprinter for Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas. Furlough also won the 400-meter race in the 2009 Deaflympics held in Taipei, Taiwan.

“We are so proud of Delvin and his accomplishments,” said Two Men and a Truck Austin North franchise owner Trent Thomas. “He is an exceptional athlete and an even better individual.”

“While Delvin has an extreme amount of determination, he also has such high character,” Thomas said. “It is an absolute pleasure to have someone as kind and honorable as Delvin work with us.”

 

Two Men and a Truck mover wins gold in 2012 Deaflympics

Austinite Delvin Furlough, a mover for the Two Men and a Truck Austin
North franchise won a gold medal for team USA by winning the 400 meter
finals with a 48.97 at the 2012 Deaflympics held in Toronto, Canada
July 14-22.

The Deaflympics, previously called the World Games for the Deaf, are an
International Olympic Committee (IOC)-sanctioned event at which deaf
athletes compete at an elite level. Unlike the athletes in other
IOC-sanctioned events (i.e., the Olympics, the Paralympics, and the
Special Olympics), the Deaflympians cannot be guided by sounds (i.e.,
the starter’s guns, bullhorn commands or referee whistles.)

The Deaflympics are held every four years and are the longest running
multi-sport event excluding the Olympics themselves.

This was the second gold medal won by the Austin resident, a former
sprinter for Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas. Furlough also won
the 400-meter race in the 2009 Deaflympics held in Taipei, Taiwan.

“We are so proud of Delvin and his accomplishments,” said Two Men and a
Truck Austin North franchise owner Trent Thomas. “He is an exceptional
athlete and an even better individual.”

“While Delvin has an extreme amount of determination, he also has such
high character,” Thomas said. “It is an absolute pleasure to have
someone as kind and honorable as Delvin work with us.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Olympic_Committee

2 comments for “Two Men and a Truck mover wins gold in 2012 Deaflympics

  1. Arista
    August 4, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    This is not 2012 Deaflympics. This was 2012 World Deaf Athletic Championships in Toronto. The Deaflympics will be in Sofia Bulgaria next year in 2013. check the website: http://www.2012wdac.org

  2. August 5, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    Its been corrected. See above. Thank you for letting us know.

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