Turkish leukemia survivors post success at children’s ‘Winners Games’ in Moscow
ISTANBULTurkish children posted great success at the recent “Winners Games” in Moscow for children who have overcome leukemia, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Ten children who participated in the games under the umbrella of the Foundation of Children with Leukemia (LÖSEV) won three gold, one silver and two bronze medals at the games.
Children who have overcome leukemia all over the world competed in football, athletics, swimming, table tennis and chess at the games, which are held every year in Moscow.
Irmak Çakmak won a gold medal in table tennis, while İslam Bultan won a gold in athletics. Meryem Gül and Furkan Taş won bronze medals in table tennis and football.
Buğra Höker won a silver in table tennis and became a world champion in chess while also winning gold and silver medals.
Children also traveled around Moscow, learning about Russian history and culture between June 2 and 4.
In 2016, 12-year-old Uygar Küçük from the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri became world champion at chess as part of the Winners Games.
“Chess is a passion for me. I had some successes in Turkey in chess. In Moscow, I won a gold medal and defeated my rivals. It was an unforgettable memory. My aim is ideally to represent my country,” he said.