Facts on one of
the world’s elite deaf players

Cecilia Ferm – Sweden

  • October 1975 – Age 35 (2010).
  • 177 cm (5 ft 9in) – Power forward.
  • Nerikes, Jarfalla and now Solna Vikings as professional in Swedish Women’s Basketball League and Women Euroleague, clocked over 500 games altogether.
  • Won 6 Swedish Cup championships in Swedish Women’s Basketball League.
  • Swedish National Deaf team since 1992.
  • 5 times Deaflympic Games – 1 Gold (2009) and 4 Silver medals.
  • 2007 World Deaf Basketball Championships in Guangzhou, China – Silver medal.
  • 5 times European Deaf Basketball Championships – Champions team.
  • ICSD 2000 & 2004 World Best Sportswoman of the Year.
  • Top five “All Stars” team in every European and world deaf basketball championships.
  • Top-scorer in almost all international deaf competitions.
  • Several MVP awards and counting – one of most consistent and highly decorated professional player.
  • A country’s most prominent deaf sportswoman as she continues to receive much publicity and attention by playing for a hearing professional team, appeared in media & high profile events.

>> See Miha Zupan of Slovenia for Male world’s elite deaf player

Source: Deaf International Basketball Federation – 2009

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