The Swimming World Cup for the deaf to be held at the Parque Roca facilities in Buenos Aires from 14 to 19 August has already 31 countries confirmed. “We are working with great enthusiasm to create an unforgettable World Cup. Hosting and receiving athletes from all over the world is no longer a dream, it’s a reality,” said Juan Daniel López Maccio, president of the Argentine Confederation of Sports for the Deaf (CADES).
“It will be a World Cup with participant register and an excellent opportunity for Argentines to appreciate an event that will be a true sporting spectacle. This is our commitment to society,” added Horacio Aleva, president of the Organizing Committee of the Swimming World Cup for the Deaf, who also underlined the support of the National Sports Secretariat and the Buenos Aires city government.
The one in Buenos Aires will be the 6th World Cup for the deaf. The previous ones took place in Brueggen (Germany) in 1995, Taipei (Taiwan) in 2007, Coimbra (Portugal) in 2011, San Antonio (United States) in 2015 and San Pablo (Brazil) in 2019.
Argentina, who did not participate in the World Cup in Brazil, have yet to confirm their squad for the competition. Coach Marcela Belviso continues to work with a preselection which includes Emanuel Llanos, Diana Valentini, Sebastián Galleguillo, Julián Vincitorio Doce, Manuel Funes Bicerne, Nicolás Yáñez, Ingrid Romero and Delfina Villarreal.
To date, in addition to Argentina, they have confirmed their participation: Germany, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United States, France, Ghana, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Macedonia , Mexico, Nigeria, the Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Senegal, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine and Uruguay.
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