Although there are numbered days left, countries continue to increase their interest in the biggest Deaflympics of the history. Guatemala also announced that they will send athletes to Samsun for Deaflimcpics and the number of countries participating rose to 97.

Countdown to Deaflympics 2017 to be held in Samsun continues. More than 3000 athletes will compete in 21 different sports, it will be the most crowded Deaflympics event in history. Finally, with the announcement that Guatemala will also send athletes, while there are only numbered days to begin the organization, participating countries has risen to 97.

Guatemala will be represented by an athlete who will only take part in swimming and a delegate in Samsun 2017. Sergio Pablo Aragon, the young swimmer who represented his flag for the first time in Sofia 2013 at the age of 18, will enter the pool to gain success for Guatemala in Samsun.

In Samsun Deaflympics 2017, competitions in swimming will be organized between 20-26 July.


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