Ottawa’s own deaf-blind speed-skater takes home Gold

Ottawa’s very own deaf-blind speed-skater, Kevin Frost, brings home a gold medal from the Jewtraw All Around in Lake Placid, New York.

“This was my first competition of 2011 and it was a great start to the year,” says Frost. “The other contenders were great competition.”

Frost competed in the 500 meter, 1000 meter, 1500 meter and 3000 meter races.

Now, Frost is on his way to his next competition in Halifax. On January 15 and 16 he will compete in the Canadian Masters Championships and Halifax 2011 Canadian Games.

“I love competing and winning like any other athlete,” says Frost. “But, I compete to raise awareness about deaf-blind speed-skating. My goal is to have speed-skating included in the Russia 2014 Paralympics Games.”

Frost is always ambitious and hopes to bring home yet another gold medal.

About Kevin Frost

Kevin Frost has Type 2 Usher Syndrome, a genetic condition that has left him with 90 per cent hearing loss and only 5 per cent of his field vision. This challenge has not stopped him from breaking records in short- and long-track speed skating. Kevin is currently ranked 19th in the world among able-bodied athletes. His mission is to see speed skating included in the Paralympic Games.

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