Turkish wrestler wins gold in European championship
NOVI SAD – Anadolu Agency
Turkish wrestler Riza Kayaalp won a gold medal, the seventh in his career, at the 2017 European Wrestling Championships in Serbia on May 6.
Kayaalp, a 27-year-old athlete from central Turkey’s Yozgat province, came first in the men’s 130-kilogram (286 pounds) Greco-Roman category by beating Hungary’s Balint Lam.
He had received a silver medal at the Rio Games in 2016.
On May 5, another Turkish wrestler, Taha Akgül, had won a gold medal in the men’s 125-kilogram (276 pounds) freestyle category, beating Azerbaijan’s Jamaladdin Magomedov at the tournament.
Turkish athlete Yasemin Adar had also won a gold medal in the women’s 75-kilogram freestyle category in the same tournament on May 4.