Turkish girl delighted with European fencing title
Ünlüdağ, an athlete of the İzmir Municipality club, beat Darya Drozd of the host country 15-9 in the semifinal of the Cadet Women’s Saber event, before beating Bulgarian Yoana Ilieva 15-11 in the final to clinch the gold medal and claim Turkey’s second European title in its 95-year fencing history and first in the women’s category.
“This is truly an unbelievable feeling,” Ünlüdağ said.
“It was a major test for me after dealing with a mid-season injury, and I believe that I have achieved a major success. I want to thank those who have always supported me, my family, my coaches, the Turkish Fencing Federation and the Youth and Sports Ministry,” she added.