23rd summer Deaflympics

The 23rd Summer Deaflympics organized under the leadership of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Turkish Deaf Sports Federation is the biggest sports organization in Turkey.

ISMEK (Turkey)

Around 1,500 volunteers carried out duties during the event, of whom 250 are deaf. In addition, 500 sign language translators worked at the event. In the organization where a total of 120 interpreters from different regions of Turkey took part, ISMEK trainers also served as an interpreter in the male volleyball branch. More than 3,000 athletes from 97 countries participated the games, Turkey came the fourth in the contest. Turkey, which participated in the organization held in Samsun with a total of 294 athletes of 118 women, took place behind Russia, Ukraine and South Korea in the overall classification.

In the contest, Turkey received 46 medals in total, 17 gold, 7 silver and 22 bronze. The twelve days organization ended with a magnificent closing ceremony.

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