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Ahmet Örken, a 24-year-old cyclist who has dominated the Turkish cycling scene for the last four years, has joined pro-continental Israel Cycling Academy (ICA) to become the first Turkish athlete to join a cycling team at this level.
Yasemin Adar had a wonderful night in Paris on Aug. 23 as she became the first ever Turkish female wrestler to win gold at a world championships – shortly before receiving a marriage proposal on the mat
ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
Yasmani Copello Escobar of Turkey won silver in the men’s 400 meter hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in London on Aug. 9, giving his country its first medal at this year’s competition.
Turkish Greco-Roman wrestler Rıza Kayaalp became the second Turk this week to win gold at the World Championships in Paris, beating Estonia’s Heiki Nabi in the 130-kilogram category final on Aug. 22.
Czech Barbora Spotakova added a second world javelin gold to her trophy cabinet on Aug. 8 in London, while young Turkish athlete Eda Tuğsuz, who raced in the seniors category for the first time, ranked fifth in a tight race.
Turkish Greco-Roman wrestler Metehan Başar beat Germany’s Denis Maksymilian Kudla in the 85-kg category final at the 2017 World Championships on Aug. 21 to claim the gold medal.
Turkish athlete Eda Tuğsuz will be aiming for another career milestone on Aug. 8 in the women’s javelin event at the World Athletics Championships in London.
Athletics legends Usain Bolt and Mo Farah experienced some of their greatest moments in their careers at the 2012 Olympics in London but five years on and back in the same stadium, misery replaced joy.
Turkey is hoping to win medals with a 27-member team at the World Athletics Championships, but the main target is to increase the number of athletes getting through to the finals, the country’s federation president has said.
Among the eight sprinters lined up at the start of the world 200 meters final and the 56,000 people in the crowd watching, only one man probably thought Ramil Guliyev would be the winner, and that was the Turkish athlete himself
The 23rd Deaflympics, which began on July 18 in the coastal Black Sea province of Samsun with more than 3,000 athletes from 97 countries participating, concluded on July 30.