Turkish National Deaf Karate Team who are practicing for 23rd Summer Deaflympics started a strict preparation camp program.

Turkish national team which is still in the camping season at Turkey Olympic Training Center in Eryaman, Ankara is preparing with a disciplined program for Deaflympics and their target is to win at least 10 gold medals in the categories of Kata, Kumite, and Team.

Turkish national athletes who won 1 gold, 3 bronze, 2 silver in the latest Olympic Games held in Sofia in 2013 for Turkey will participate with 24 athletes to the competitions which will be held in Samsun.

Fatih Çiçek who was the champion of the individual kata category in 2013 stated that he will return with a medal by representing our country in the best way, they are passing through a strict preparation process and he is ready for the competitions.

Here are the results that Turkey got in the 2013 Deaflympics in Sofia;

Individual Kata; Fatih Çiçek: Olympic Champion
Team Kata; (Fatih Çiçek, Mehmet Ali Sapmaz, Oğuzhan Genç) second place at Olympic games
75 Kg Mehmet Sapmaz; second place at Olympic games
61 Kg Rumeysa Akyüzlu the place at Olympic games.
68 Kg Rezzan Işık(Kehrimal) third place at Olympic games
50 Kg Zeliha Işık (Kehrimal) third place at Olympic games

Turkish National Karate athletes will sweat at the Deaflympics, on July 24, in tatami for the first time.

23rd Summer Deaflympics Karate Fixture can be accessed from the link below:



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