Let’s discuss sports for a bit, shall we?
In 2014, our visually impaired athlete Öznur Yılmazer received three medals after finishing first in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter races in the IPC Athletics European Championships. She even made history in the championship itself by receiving three medals all at once.
In 2016, Nur Tatar Askari received a bronze medal in taekwondo during the Rio Olympics. She had returned to Turkey with a gold medal prior to that when she came back home from the London Summer Olympics.
Again, in 2017, our women’s team became European champion in the European Fencing Championship. It is a first in our 94 years in fencing as a country.
Again in fencing, Deniz Selin Ünlüdağ became European champion in the Junior and Cadet European Fencing Championships in the women’s sword category just a couple months back.
The Eczacıbaşı VitrA Women’s Volleyball Team won the ultimate European club title in 2015, and the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship in 2015 and 2016 alike became the champion at the CEV Volleyball Cup just two weeks ago.
The victory marked Galatasaray’s second success in Eurocup Women, having won its initial title back in 2009 — the first time a Turkish women’s club won a European title.
I apologize for occupying your minds and this column with such useless information.
But, of course, we have much more important issues to discuss about sports.
How many stitches did he get?
Was his head bleeding?
Why did he stagger when he was hit with a water bottle in the chest?
Did he enter the changing room in good health?
Or did something happen there?
Why was the game abandoned?
Should Fenerbahçe be forfeited or should the game continue?
Who would have won had the game went on?
Do you think objects will be thrown next time round?
How many stitches would one get if objects are, in fact, thrown?
This is what sports is. This is what we should discuss when the subject is sports!
Who are they anyway?