NATIONAL TEAM COACH CENGIZ KURU: "OUR TARGET IS TO BE IN THE TOP FOUR"

NATIONAL TEAM COACH CENGIZ KURU: "OUR TARGET IS TO BE IN THE TOP FOUR"

Cengiz Kuru the head coach of the Turkish National Basketball team, which is here to get into preparation camp in Samsun for Deaflympics 2017, stated that their target is to rank among the top four.

All the preparations are continuing at full speed before the 23rd Summer Deaflympics, which will be held, between the dates 18-30 July in Samsun. Turkish National Basketball team, which will compete at the Olympics, has arrived for camping activities. National Team Coach Cengiz Kuru made some statements about the camp program. The head coach Kuru stated, “We've worked hard for this Olympic organization. Our target is to be in the top four.”

“OUR PREPARATIONS ARE CONTINUING WITHOUT A PAUSE”

Kuru indicates that they are passing through a strict camping program and added “During our preparations, we have done our camping program in January, April, and May in Ankara. We will make our last camp in Samsun. We have a busy schedule. Until 12 July our camping program will be at Yaşar Doğu Sports Complex”

“WE ARE HAPPY TO BE IN SAMSUN”

Cengiz Kuru states that they are quite excited before the games and added “There is no one who does not know how much Samsung cares about sports. Especially Youth and Sports Minister Mr. Akif Çağatay Kılıç and the leading figures of the city are doing their best for the sports city Samsun. All the necessary infrastructure is ready for the future Olympic champions in Samsun. The people of Samsun give great support to the sports and the athletes. In this sense, we are more than happy to be here.”

“OUR TARGET IS TO BE IN THE TOP FOUR”

Kuru states that there will be tough competitors in the Olympic Games and added “Our first game will be against Poland. There is Lithuania which came took the 3rd place in Europe. In addition, we will compete against the teams of Greece, Venezuela, and Taiwan. In this sense, our target is to take place in the top four and to complete 23rd Summer Deaflympics successfully. We believe in ourselves. We will represent our flag in the best way in Samsun.”

“WE HAVE NO OBSTACLES”

National Team Coach Kuru stated that they are working hard for the 23rd Summer Deaflympics and they are happy to work with special athletes and completed his words like that:

“There are few days left for 23rd Summer Deaflympics. I see no obstacles with my athletes. We are a strong team. We use the common language of basketball from our assistant coaches to our dietitians. I also studied sign language. We came together for basketball. We work hard without any difficulty. As a team, we will do our best in the games.

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