WASHINGTON, June 26- Ten Michigan athletes are
among the 155 on
the U.S. team in the 10th International Games for the Deaf which open
The games, which are being held in this country for
the first time,
have drawn nearly 1,000 athletes from the 29 nations entered in the
The meet is held every four years in the season
following the Olympic
Games. Hungary won the team title in 1961 competition held in
The Michigan contingent is led by Fred Savinsky, 16,
of Warren Cousino
High. He is rated the state's best hope to win a gold medal on his
in the swimming trials held here last weekend.
Ron and Robert Scripter, of Owosso, will compete in
the middle distance
events in track. Abram Powell, of Pontiac, in the 400 meter, and Dave
of Royal Oak, in the shot put are other members of the men's track
Janice Louise Logan, of Warren, in the javelin and Marika Vorosmarty,
Grosse Ile, in the discus throw, are on the women's squad.
Martin Belsky, of Flint, a table tennis player
and Anthony Kovacs
of Lincoln Park, a soccer player, are on the U.S. team.
Karen Overgard, of Birmingham, qualified in the
and 200-meter breaststroke.
Savinsky, who has been swimming in races since he was
six, first under
Harry Hauck in the Patton Pool and later with Howard Scarborough, of
Osborn Swimming Club, is now being coached by John Wieck, of Fitzgerald
High. Wieck is coach of the U.S. swim team.
Savinsky set three records for the deaf in the trials
here with a 5:13.0
time in the 400-meter freestyle and 21:13.4 in the 1,500-meter
and a 2:36 in the 200-meter butterfly.
The track events are being held at the University of
the swimming events will take place in the 50-meter pool in Olympic
Other competition will be held at American University and Gallaudet