Turkish athlete Mizgin Ay wins sprint bronze medal in Kenya

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Turkish national sprinter Mizgin Ay won bronze medal Sunday in the girls' 200-meter final at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World U18 Championships in Nairobi.

The 17-year-old Ay crossed the finish line with a time of 23.76 seconds, breaking her own record.

On Thursday, Ay won the gold medal in the girls' 100-meter final with 11.62 seconds.

"I was nervous because my coach could not come to Kenya but I thank my coaches here. It was a good race", she said.

According to Presidency sources, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan congratulated Ay on the phone after the under-18 contest.

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