Turkey ranks second in the list of medal-winning countries with 32 gold, 33 silver and 28 bronze medals, while Italy dominates the top spot with 143 medals going into the eighth day of events at the 2013 Mediterranean Games.
On Friday, Turkey ended the seventh day of competitions with 3 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze medals. Turkey is in second place in terms of most medals won with 93 medals in total and is followed by France, Egypt and Spain.
Turkey's athletes have broken their own record for medals won at the Mediterranean games. With 93 medals thus far, Turkey has far-surpassed its previous record of 73 medals won in the 2005 games held in Almeira, Spain.
Bunyamin Sezer won Turkey's first medals, a gold and a silver medal in weight-lifting in men's 62 kg last Friday. In women's weightlifting, Aylin Dasdelen broke a Games record with a 113 kg lift in the women's 58 kg clean and jerk. Turkey's Sibel Simsek also won gold in the women's 63kg category and fellow weightlifters Emine Sensoy and Aysegul Coban dominated the women's 53 kg weightlifting competition, winning two gold and two silver medals with their dazzling performance in both snatch and clean & jerk events. In Judo, Turkey's competitors have won two gold, one silver and four bronze medals at this year's games. Hasan Vanlioglu won the gold medal in the men's 73kg category in judo, while Ebru Sahin won the gold medal for women's Judo. Nur Tatar won the gold medal in the women's 67kg taekwondo category. In wrestling, Turkish athletes have won three gold, one silver, while in Greco-Roman wrestling, Turks brought home two gold medals.
SABAH and Agencies