Important administrators and sportspeople convened for 46th ICSD Congress's Gala night before the start of Deaflympics 2017. The most successful sportspeople received their awards.

The Gala night was attended by Youth and Sports Deputy Minister Mr. Abdürrahim Boynukalın, International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) President Mr. Valeriy Rukhledev, ICSD Vice President Mr. Kang Chen, seasoned International Olympic Committee member Mr. Sam Ramsamy, Turkish Deaf Sports Federation President Mr. Yakup Ümit Kihtir and numerous athletes. At the end of the night, awards were rewarded to the most successful sportsmen and sportswomen of 2013-2016.

Chinese swimmer He Yue Yue, Russian bowler Nadezda Korablinova, Russian swimmer Vitaliy Obotin, Czech Alpine skier Tereza Kmochova, Russian Committee President Mr. Vladimir Mayorov, German marathon runner Nele Alder Baerens and Ukranian athlete Mykola Nosenko received their awards in the night.

The Ruben-Alcais Awards, honoring countries that achieved outstanding progress and development, also found their owners. Russia, Chinese Taipei, South Africa and Bulgaria obtained the awards.

The gala night, where music and dancing displays also took place, ended after the awards ceremony.


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