Visually-impaired student athletes find freedom in sports

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by GEORGE RIBA

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Posted on March 5, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 6 at 6:07 AM

AUSTIN - Some students at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Austin have learned to lean on athletics, showing that visual impairment and sports can go hand in hand.

Amazing students compete in wrestling, track, swimming and goalball, an internationally-played sport for visually impaired athletes. Also amazing - their coaches, who are also visually impaired and understand what their students are going through and the value sports can have on an impaired athlete's self esteem.

News 8's George Riba traveled to the campus to meet those players and coaches and see how the athletes adapt to their sports.

E-mail griba@wfaa.com

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