Viktoria Zeynep Güneş brings first women’s goal medal to Turkey in swimming

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Published 08.11.2015 14:14
Güneş posing with her two gold medals obtained in World Youth Championship held in Singapore in August 2015. (AA Photo)
Güneş posing with her two gold medals obtained in World Youth Championship held in Singapore in August 2015. (AA Photo)

Viktoria Zeynep Güneş, who represented Turkey in the 2015 International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Championship, finished first in the 200 meter breaststroke category in the eighth and final stage held in Dubai on Saturday and brought the first gold medal from this championship to Turkey in women's swimming.

17-year old Güneş competed in the 50 meter and 200 meter breaststroke categories on Saturday, in which she respectively finished fifth with a time of 31.39 seconds and first with 2 minutes and 22.87 seconds. Güneş had obtained the bronze medal in the 100 meter breaststroke category in the first day of the competition.

Ahmet Bozdoğan, chairman of the Swimming Federation of Turkey, told an Anadolu Agency reporter that the competition was important as it acted as a rehearsal for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Minister of Youth and Sports Akif Çağatay Kılıç congratulated Güneş for her success.

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