Turkish wrestler wins gold in European championships
Akgül beat Georgian Geno Petriashvili to claim the gold in the men’s 125-kg freestyle final in the capital, Bucharest.
Meanhile, Recep Topal beat Romania’s Nikolai Okhlopkov to claim the bronze medal in the men’s 61-kg freestyle final, while Fatih Erdin won another bronze by beating Romania’s Mihai Nicolae Palaghiato in In the men’s 86-kg freestyle.
With Akgül’s victory, Turkish wrestlers have won a total of three gold medals at the international event, which ends on April 14.
Mustafa Kaya won a gold medal by beating Azerbaijan’s Aghahuseyn Mustafayev 6-2 in the men’s 70-kg freestyle final, while Süleyman Atlı also earned a gold medal by beating
Russia’s Muslim Sadulaev 8-3 in the men’s 57-kg freestyle final.
Selahattin Kılıçsallayan clinched a silver medal in the men’s 65-kg freestyle final after being bested by Azerbaijan’s Haci Aliyev.