New Athletics TDs Appointed
ICSD today announced the appointment of two new technical directors for athletics. Richard Pearce of Australia will focus on the Sofia 2013 Deaflympics. Tim Stones of the UK will focus on the 2012 World Deaf Athletics Championships in Toronto, and then assist Richard in 2013.
“ICSD is lucky to have such talented former athletes now prepared to give back to our deaf athletics community,” stated ICSD President Craig Crowley.
Both Richard Pearce and Tim Stones are Deaflympians in the sport of athletics. The medals won by Richard Pearce on the track include two from Sofia 1993, in the same stadium that will serve for the 2013 Deaflympics. Tim Stones competed in Taipei 2009 and is also a qualified coach and technical official.
“The World Deaf Athletics Championships are just around the corner,” continued Crowley. “And preparations for Sofia 2013 are increasing in pace. It is vital that we ensure our deaf athletes have the best and fairest possible conditions in which to compete. I’m delighted that Tim Stones will be joined in Toronto by a technical delegate from the relevant international federation, the IAAF. Best wishes to all participants as they make their final preparations."