The sixth World Cup for the Deaf will be held at the Olympic Swimming Pool in Parque Roca. After being held in Bruggen (Germany) in 1995, Taipei (Taiwan) in 2007, Coimbra (Portugal) in 2011, San Antonio (United States) in 2015 and San Pablo (Brazil) in 2019, Argentina will host the event In which 31 countries will participate: Germany, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United States of America, France, Ghana, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Macedonia, Mexico, Nigeria, Netherlands , Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Senegal, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine and Uruguay.
“We are working with great enthusiasm to make this an unforgettable World Cup. Hosting and welcoming athletes from all over the world is no longer a dream; It is a reality”, indicated Juan Daniel López Macio, president of the Argentine Sports Confederation for the Deaf (CADES).
Argentina has yet to confirm its squad for the competition. Coach Marcela Belviso is working with a selection that includes Emanuel Lennos, Diana Valentini, Sebastian Gallagüillo, Julian Vincitorio Doce, Manuel Funes Bicern, Nicolás Yánez, Ingrid Romero and Delfina Villarreal.
“It will be a World Cup with a record number of participants and an excellent opportunity for Argentina to appreciate an event that will be a true sporting spectacle. This is our commitment to society”, World Swimming Championships for the Deaf Horacio Aleva, president of the organizing committee, explained.