A BORDER club has been praised for helping ensure a new sport makes its debut at the 2018 Australian Deaf Games.
Triathlon will be an exhibition event at the games, to be held from January 20 to 27 in Albury-Wodonga.
Eligible entrants should have a hearing loss of 40 decibels or more in their better ear. Athletes with vision impairment as well will also be able to compete with a guide.
Triathlon Australia commended Albury-Wodonga Triathlon Club and Triathlon Victoria for the event.
Triathlon Victoria executive director Grant Cosgriff said triathlon offered good opportunities to people with a disability.
“We don’t see it as inclusion, we just see it as a basic human right for any individual who wants to take the multisport challenge,” Mr Cosgriff said.