Turkish female wrestlers win European championship

Turkish female wrestlers win European championship

KASPIYSK – Anadolu Agency
Turkish female wrestlers win European championship

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.

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