Turkish female wrestlers win European championship
KASPIYSK – Anadolu Agency
Turkey’s Elif Jale Yeşilırmak on May 3 won the gold medal at the European Championships of United World Wrestling in Kaspiysk in Russia’s northern Caucasus Republic of Dagestan.
Competing in the women’s 59-kg category, Yeşilırmak defeated Bulgarian opponent Mimi Nikolova Hristova 6-4.
The victory marked Yeşilırmak’s first European title in her career, making her the second ever Turkish woman to win gold in the championship.
In the women’s 76-kg category, Turkey’s Yasemin Adar won gold medal by beating her Russian opponent Ekaterina Bukina 8-2.
Adar’s victory marked her third European championship in a row.
In a statement, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan congratulated the gold medalists and wished them continued success.
In the women’s 68-kg category, Turkey’s Buse Tosun won bronze medal after beating the last European champion Poland’s Monika Ewa Michalik 6-4.
Russia’s Anastasia Bratchikova bagged gold medal, while French Koumba Selene Fanta Larraque won silver in the women’s 68-kg category.