Gold for Hakan Koc

HDN | 7/1/2005 12:00:00 AM |

Mediterranean Games

There was a second freestyle wrestling gold medal for Turkey in the Mediterranean Games in Almeria, Spain. 

The 96 kg class was contested as a round robin and Hakan Koc beat all four of his opponents to come out ahead of French wrestler Vincent Aka Akesse. 

At 60 kg, Tevfik Odabasi took silver behind Egypt's Hassan Ibrahim, the only competitor to beat him. 

There was a second silver for Turkey in the 74 kg division which was fought out on a knockout basis. 

 Fahrettin Ozata reached the final but was beaten by Theodosios Pavlidis of Greece.

Women in volleyball semis:Turkey's women won a 5-set thriller against host Spain 24-26, 25-20, 23-25, 25-18, 15-10 to emerge undefeated at the head of Pool A and set up a semifinal meeting with Pool B runner-up Croatia. 

Turkey also reached the quarterfinals in soccer, winning Group A with a 1-0 victory against Greece. 

The game's only goal was scored by Galatasaray youngster Cafercan Aksu on 32 minutes.  In the quarters, Turkey will be up against Morocco.

Flood of bronze medals:Turkey won two bronze medals and guaranteed 9 more on Wednesday. 

Bektas Demirel took gold in a men's 66 kg judo division won by Serbian Milos Mijalkovic.  In the women's Olympic archery competition, Derya Sarialtin Bard won a shootout for third place 91-88 against Italian Elena Tonetta. 

Spain's Almudena Gallardo Vicente beat another Italian Natalia Valeeva in the final.  Nine of Turkey's 10-man boxing team are guaranteed at least bronze medals after reaching the semifinals. 

The only non-medalist was 91 kg boxer Kurban Gunebakan.

Golfers tied for firstTurkey's men were tied with Spain on 441 strokes going into the fourth and final round of the golf competition.  France was lying third on 447. 

Turkey's Mustafa Hocaoglu went into the last day in a share of third place in the individual standings.  The women's national team retained fourth place.



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