Anyone who watches gymnastics can recognize it’s a difficult sport. According to an “ESPN Sport Science” video on gymnastics, it may actually be the most difficult sport in the world, requiring balance, strength, speed, grace and more. Now, imagine learning to do all that — without being able to hear.
Throughout history, there have been numerous deaf people who have accomplished great things as artists, musicians or speakers, but there’s only been a handful of professional deaf athletes, and still less professional deaf athletes who are totally deaf — many are still able to hear with the use of hearing aids or cochlear implants.
Which is what makes Aimee Walker Pond and Kevin Perkins, head coaches at Champions Sports Center in Lehi, even more incredible at what they do.
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