Drip­ping in gold

Deaf-blind speed­skater se­cures four gold medals in Scot­land

Orleans Star - - SPORTS - Cather­ine Kitts

spe­cial edi­tion Cana­dian quar­ter that had Cindy Klassen en­graved on one side.

"I’m very pleased with the re­sult, but I’m more pleased with the peo­ple I met who want to see this go fur­ther."

Hold­ing mul­ti­ple world records and hav­ing won many speed skat­ing com­pe­ti­tions against able bod­ied skaters, Frost does not let his rare ge­netic dis­or­der - Usher Syn­drome - get in the way of his dreams. The big­gest of which, is to see the In­ter­na­tional Par­a­lympic Com­mit­tee (IPC) sanc­tion his sport.

The IPC has min­i­mum cri­te­ria for adop­tion of a new win­ter sport, in­clud­ing wide­spread prac­tice in a min­i­mum of eight coun­tries, and the sport must have a min­i­mum of two world cham­pi­onship com­pe­ti­tions. Cur­rently, there is only one world cham­pi­onship in Rus­sia called the Open Blind Cup. Frost has fin­ished first place in both 2010 and 2011. The Im­paired Skat­ing Cham­pi­onship is the sec­ond.

Af­ter a week off, Frost will be join­ing the De­vel­op­ment Par­a­lympic Track Team for the sum­mer. With a goal of mak­ing the 2015 PanAm Games, for run­ning track. His ul­ti­mate goal is to be num­ber one in mul­ti­ple sports.

Photo: Cather­ine Kitts

Or­léans’ blind-deaf speed skater Kevin Frost shares his gold medal win­nings with his guide dog, Nemo.

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