Turkish wrestlers Adar and Demirtaş win gold medals at European Wrestling Championship

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Yasemin Adar of Turkey celebrates with the Turkish flag winning the 75 kg category final match at the Wrestling European Championships in Riga, Latvia, on March 10, 2016. (AFP PHOTO)
Yasemin Adar of Turkey celebrates with the Turkish flag winning the 75 kg category final match at the Wrestling European Championships in Riga, Latvia, on March 10, 2016. (AFP PHOTO)

Two Turkish wrestlers claimed gold medals at the 2016 European Wrestling Championship being held in Riga, Latvia on Thursday.

Yasemin Adar won a gold medal in the women's 75-kg division after beating her Russian rival Alena Starodubtseva 7-0, becoming the first Turkish woman wrestler winning a gold medal at the European Wrestling Championship.

Turkey's Soner Demirtaş also claimed a gold medal in the men's 74-kg freestyle division as he enjoyed a narrow 2-1 victory against Azerbaijani wrestler Cebrail Hasanov.

Georgia's Jakob Makarashvili and Russian Zaur Makiev won bronze medals in Demirtaş's division.

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