Turkish National Beach Volleyball Team continue their camping activities in Antalya. Women athletes in the team are having the excitement of competing on the sand for the first time. The male team which took the 4th place of the World once is assertive.

23rd Summer Deaflympics Turkey's Deaf Beach Volleyball National Team, which speed up the camping activities for the Olympic Games, continues their training for the Games to be held in Samsun. The female members of the Beach Volleyball National Team, which have an indoor volleyball past, spent their camping period in Antalya and also excited to be competing on the sand for the first time at the same time. On the other hand, the team of male players was the fourth in the world championship, which was held in 2012 before.
 
Turkish Volleyball Federation National Team Youth Setup Head Coach Ahmet Tunçay who gave information about the camping process said that they keep their roster broader in order to reach more athletes. Tunçay, "Our preparations continue in Alanya for the Games. In the Olympics, we will have a total of 8 athletes in both men's and women's doubles. Our team consists of very young athletes. First, we did a scanning of the athletes and we selected players from the league. But it was a little difficult to find a female athlete. We have even an athlete born in 2001. That's why the women on our team will play beach volley on the sand for the first time."
 
"WE TARGET TO BE IN THE FIRST 8"
 
Young coach Tunçay said that they are fourth in the World Championship in the beach volleyball in 2012 and added "To be frank, our goals in beach volleyball are increasing. We will play with strong teams in the Games. Beach volleyball is three times more challenging than indoor. We will compete to get a medal by doing our best. Our target is to be in the first 8 in the category of men. In the world championship organized in Alanya, we took the 4th place in the world championship with our athletes Cevat and Ozan. Our aim is to make the athletes able to sustain their success by preparing them to the professional life."
 
WE WANT TO USE THE ADVANTAGE OF BEING HOST
 
Tunçay adding that they are happy because the games will be hosted by Samsun and they want to turn this into an advantage and said "Because people of Samsun love beach volleyball very much. Turkish Volleyball Federation organizes Pro Beach Tour every year in Samsun. So, there is a deep interest. Our citizens there support the sport. I am sure that our citizens will give us infinite support in the Olympic Games. We want to use our home advantage till the end."
 
Here is the roster of Turkish Deaf Beach Volleyball National Team:
 
Coaches: TVF National Team Youth Setup Head Coach Ahmet Tunçay,  Bulut İnan Kurt, Zeynep Göktaş
Men: Yasin Okatay (1990),  Resul Tekin ( 1996),  Emre Şahin  (1999),  Harun Metin (2001)
Women: Ayşegül Yalnız(1999), İlayda Pay(1998), Damla Buse Celep(2001), Meltem Çal (1998)

PICTURE GALLERY

Turkish Airlines is the official airline of "23rd Summer Deaflympics Samsun 2017" and special discounts are offered on certain booking classes. In order to proceed with the online booking tool for Turkish Conventions please visit the Turkish Conventions website https://www4.thy.com/TKC/app/main?language=en and use the event code “154TKM17” under delegate section.