Turkish female wrestler wins European championship


Turkey's Elif Jale Yesilirmak on Thursday has won the gold medal at the European Championships of United World Wrestling in Kaspiysk in Russia's northern Caucasus Republic of Dagestan.

Competing in women’s 59 kg category, Yesilirmak defeated Bulgarian opponent Mimi Nikolova Hristova 6-4.

The victory marked Yesilirmak’s first European title in her career, and the second ever Turkish woman winning gold in the championship.

In 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 Erdogan congratulated the gold medalists and wished them continued success.

In 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 women’s 68 kg category.


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