Olympic medalist guides Turkey to more golds at Med Games

Olympic medalist guides Turkey to more golds at Med Games

MERSİN - Anatolia News Agency
Olympic medalist guides Turkey to more golds at Med Games

Nur Tatar (in blue) added the Mediterranean gold medal to her Olympic silver obtained in London 2012. AA photo

Turkey has won nine gold medals in weightlifting, taekwondo, judo and wrestling contests as competitions continue at the Mediterranean Games held in Mersin.

In taekwondo, Olympic silver medalist Nur Tatar confirmed her favorite status in women's 67kg competition, winning the gold in the final against her Moroccan rival.

Turkey obtained four more gold medals in weightlifting, with two from Aylin Daşdelen in the women's 58kg contest and one from Ayşegül Çoban and Emine Şensoy in the women's 53kg competition.

In Greco-Roman style wrestling Atakan Yüksel, Selçuk Çebi and Rıza Kayaalp won the gold medal in their respective categories. Fatih Üçüncü added a silver medal for the wrestling team.

In judo, Hasan Vanlıoğlu won his final against his Serbian rival to obtain the gold medal in the men's 76 kg competition.

The Turkish women's swimming team won one silver and two bronze medals today, with Halime Zülal Zeren in the women's 200m backstroke race and Burcu Dolunay in the women's 50m freestyle. The men's team also joined the women's success clinching a silver medal in the 4x100 freestyle relay race.

Turkey also won a rare medal in fencing with İrem Karamete clinching the bronze in women's foil competition. 

Turkey totaled thirty medals, collecting twelve golds, nine silvers and nine bronzes. The hosts are in hot pursuit of Italy, who kept its first place in the medal ranking with twelve golds and 42 medals in total. France completed the podium with six gold medals.