The 23rd Hearing Impaired in Samsun, Russia participated in 23rd Summer Deaflympics Samsun 2017 with the largest group. Aleksandr Vitasovich Kachergis, head of deaf sports at the Kursk Region, and at the same time one of the Russian team leaders, said that thanks to the interest of the Turkish press in the games, the awareness of deaf community increases.

Former national athlete Aleksandr Vitasovich Kachergis, lived the honor of carrying the torch at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014, said that they were very satisfied with the interest of the Turkish press. However, thanks to the press members of the press coming to Samsun and their deaf community, awareness in this issue has increased. "

“DEAFLYMPICS IS LONG ESTABLISHED THAN PARALYMPICS"

Kachergis, who also mentioned the recent discussions on taking Deaflympics under the roof of the Paralympic Games, said that they felt uncomfortable with this proposal and added: "Deaflympics is organizing for the 23rd time and these Olympic Games continue since 1924. However, Paralympic Games have existed only since 1964. I would like to point out at this point that Deaflympics has its own philosophy and psychology. So, it is necessary not to confuse two different things. "

“SPORTS IS THE LIFE ITSELF"

Kachergis who added that the sport is a way of life said: "Especially for the Deaf, as in our old song, 'Sports is the life itself'. Because they are able to express themselves better and correctly thanks to sports. Whether it is drugs or alcohol, they are purifying themselves from all bad habits. They can raise themselves up as good-natured, nice people.

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