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.
“I congratulate Taha Akgül, who has become the best in Europe for the seventh time and made us proud,” Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu said on Twitter.
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.