Matthew Klotz (swimming) named ICSD Sportsman of the Year, capping off record year

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Matthew Klotz (swimming) named ICSD Sportsman of the Year, capping off record year

The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (@deaflympics) today announced that American Deaflympian Matthew Klotz, who also swims for @LSU Tigers, has been named the 2018 Sportsman of the Year. Klotz has had a record-breaking season, setting two new Deaf World Records at the US Nationals in 50m freestyle with an Olympic-caliber time of 23.14, and broke his own Deaf World Record in 50m backstroke with a time of 25.95. #TeamUSA #GoForGold

Photo: Tim Binning / TheSwimPictures.com

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Matt Klotz looks on from the pool after a race. He is catching his breath and he is wearing a yellow LSU swim cap, with his swim googles lifted to his forehead. The background has a navy blue overlay. Above Matt is italicized text in gold lettering reading, “ICSD SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR.” On the left of the photo, in bold white text is MATTHEW KLOTZ” and underneath is regular white text that reads “Louisiana State University, 2 New Deaf World Records, 50m Freestyle (23.14), 50m Backstroke (25.95). On the bottom right of the image, the logos of USA Deaf Swimming and USA Deaf Sports Federation are shown.]

 

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