Turkish national table tennis team which will represent our country in 23rd Summer Deaflympics which will take place between the dates from 18 to 30 July completed the first phase of their preparations. World's 3rd place team's target in Deaflympics is to be the champion of the Olympics.

There were 8 athletes, 2 coaches in the camp in Turkey Olympic Training Center (TOHM) in Ankara, Eryaman.

The coach of Table Tennis National Team, Gültekin Kartoğlu, who stated that they took the 3rd place in Deaf World Tennis Championship, which was held in the past year, said that their target is to win the gold medal at Deaflympics 2017.

Kartoğlu said: "We had an intensive camp program with technical and tactical practices, we will end our camping activities with the second stage of the camp in following days in Samsun."

Here is the camp roster of the table tennis team:

Coaches: Gültekin Kartoğlu, Tufan Yalçın
Athletes: Garip Olcaş, Avni Timuçin, Saffet Erdoğan, Doğan Erdal, Dilem Akyüz, Meltem Akyaz, Emine Kahraman, Nevruz Çiftkuran

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