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Infographic: Deaf Medals at the Olympic Games

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Discover in this timeline the deaf people around the world who have won medals in the competitions of the Olympic Games.

Transcription for people with low vision or blindness:
  • 1908: Oskar Wetzell (Finland), diving. He did not win medals but has the honor of being the first deaf person in the world to participate in the Olympics.
  • 1928: Carlo Orlandi (Italy), boxing. Gold medal in Amsterdam 1928.
  • 1928: Donald Gollan (United Kingdom), rowing. Silver medal in Amsterdam 1928.
  • 1952: Ignazio Fabra (Italy), wrestling. Two silver medals in Helsinki 1952 and Melbourne 1956.
  • 1960: Ildikó Újlaky-Rejtő (Hungary), fencing. Two gold medals, three silver medals and two bronze medals in Tokyo 1964, Rome 1960, Mexico 1968, Munich 1972 and Montreal 1972.
  • 1984: Jeffrey Float (USA), swimming. Gold medal in Los Angeles 1984.
  • 2000: Terence Parkin (South Africa), swimming. Silver medal in Sidney 2000.
  • 2004: Tamika Catchings (USA), basketball. Four gold medals in Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.
  • 2016: David Smith (USA), volleyball. Bronze medal in Rio 2016.

Oskar Wetzell, Donald Gollan, Ignazio Fabra, Ildikó Újlaky-Rejtő, Jeffrey Float, Terence Parkin, Tamika Catchings and David Smith


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