Turkey's Deaf Badminton National Team continues camping activities in Bafra District of Samsun for the 23rd Summer Deaflympics which is the 3rd biggest event in the world.

Turkey's Deaf Badminton National Team is continuing its camping activities in Bafra Sports Hall for the games that will start on July 18, 2017. The biggest goal of the team is to complete the Olympic Games with medals.

"I AM VERY HAPPY TO BE WITH THEM"

Turkey's Deaf Badminton National Team Head Coach Ertan Özkan stated that he met Badminton in 2010. Özkan and added "It is very happy to coach deaf athletes. In 2010 there were very few athletes. Later, with a good work, we reached 150 athletes. I have no difficulty communicating with our athletes after learning the sign language. Being together with them is extremely pleasant and beautiful"

"WE WILL PLAY THE OLYMPICS WITH OUR HONOUR UNSULLIED"

Badminton team coach, Ertan Özkan, who also made some statements about the camping season said "After Ankara, Mersin, and Sinop, we have our fourth camp in Samsun. Our camping periods have been very productive so far. Our advantage is to be with one of the youngest teams in the world. We want to use this advantage very well. As a team, we had 4th place in Europe. Our preparations for the 23rd Summer Deaflympics which will be held between the dates from 18 to 30 July in Samsun are going on well. For us, the color of the medal and cup is not important. In these Olympic Games, we are working with all our power to represent our country in the best possible way. I hope we will play the Olympics with our honor unsullied.

“THE POINT OF VIEW AGAINST DISABLED PEOPLE WILL DEFINETELY CHANGE"

Özkan stated that he feels the pride of that the Olympics Games will be hosted in Turkey and added “I think, this Olympic Games will definetely change the point of view against disabled people. There are a lot of hearing impaired people in Turkey. Thanks to these organizations, people who could not do sports and are deaf will also be involved in sports. I think that such an organization will provide great awareness. In this sense, I want the people living in Samsun to support us morally, I invite them to watch us.”

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