DeaflympicsGB captain wins four silver medals at national competition

Bethan Lishman and four silver medals

DeaflympicsGB Captain, Bethan Lishman from Cumbria wins four silver medals at the British Masters Athletics Federation Championships. 

Bethan competed in three throwing events – hammer throw, shot put and weight throw. She won a silver medal in both hammer and weight throw. She also achieved two northern records and three personal bests.

Bethan was born with partial hearing loss which has deteriorated over time. This hasn’t stopped her from achieving greatness through sport. Bethan also recently came first in the hammer, discus and shot put at the British Masters Winter Championships.

Now, she has her sights set on going one better and winning gold at the European Masters Athletics Championships in September in Venice, Italy. 

Bethan is the current DeaflympicsGB Captain and enjoyed a successful Deaflympic Games in 2017. 

UK Deaf Sport supports athletes with hearing impairments to take part in sport and compete at a regional, national and international level. Our mission is to lead the development of accessible opportunities for more deaf people to participate in sport throughout their lives and more deaf athletes to perform on the world stage. 

News story adapted from ITV news article. Photo credit: ITV Border/@Hammertime4660


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