USADSF Board member, Kevin Smith, the chair of the USADSF Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce one of the five 2022 Hall of Fame inductees.
Hailing from Mississippi, four-time Deaflympian Jennifer Body excelled in track and field, running the women’s 100m hurdles and the 4x100m relay. At the 1981 Deaflympic games in Köln (Cologne), Germany, Body claimed silver in the women’s 100m hurdles, and won gold as a member of the USA women’s 4x100m relay team that set a new Deaf World Record.
Four years later, at the 1985 Los Angeles Deaflympics, Body would improve on her performance with two gold medals, including setting new Deaf World Records in the women’s 100m hurdles and the women’s 4x100m relay. At the 1989 Christchurch Deaflympics, Body added to her career her Deaflympic tally with dual golds in women’s 100m and 100m hurdles.
Body concluded her career at the 1993 Deaflympics in Sofia, Bulgaria. Over a span of twelve years and four Deaflympics, Body’s final medal count totaled five gold medals and one silver medal.