“Ok I’m deaf, but so what? First and foremost I am an athlete.”
Cold Ash hammer thrower Charlotte Payne has had to overcome more than most to get to where she is.
She was diagnosed as profoundly deaf when she was just three-years-old and doctors told her parents she’d struggle with her balance, one of the fundamental tenets of hammer throw.
But Payne had other ideas and 17 years later is celebrating being nominated for the Deaf Sports Personality of the Year award alongside five of the UK’s finest deaf athletes.
Read more at: https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/sport/hammer-thrower-determined-to-pave-the-way-for-deaf-athletes-9290563/