World Weightlifting Championship kicks off in Ashgabat

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 31.10.2018 21:32
Updated 31.10.2018 21:34
Hurşit Atak of Turkey makes an attempt during the Men's Final 62 kilogram competition of  the Weightlifting European Championships 2017 in Split, Croatia.
Hurşit Atak of Turkey makes an attempt during the Men's Final 62 kilogram competition of the Weightlifting European Championships 2017 in Split, Croatia.

World Weightlifting Championship will begin today in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

Ten female and seven male weightlifters from Turkey will participate in the competition that runs till Nov. 10.

A total of 800 foreign athletes and 1,500 representatives, including judicial brigades and journalists, from 100 countries – nine African, 38 European, 29 Asian, 15 American and nine Oceanian countries – will join the event.

Turkey Weightlifting Federation Chairman Tamer Taşpınar said, "We do not have huge expectations for the world championship. Our athletes will participate to gain more experience. We have two substitute athletes. Our main target is to prepare for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where we want to win medals."

Turkey squads

Women

49 kilograms: fiaziye Okur Erdo€an

55 kilograms: Ayflegül Çoban Baflol, Sümeyye Kentli

59 kilograms: Ayflegül Çak›n

64 kilograms: Nuray Levent, Berfin Altun

76 kilograms: Dilara Narin, Dilara Uçan

87 kilograms: Tu€çe Boynue€ri

+87 kilograms: Melike Günal

Men

61 kilograms: Ferdi Hardal

55 kilograms: Muammer fiahin

73 kilograms: Ahmet Turan Okyay, Ramazan ‹lhan

61 kilograms: Bünyamin Sezer

67 kilograms: Hurflit Atak

96 kilograms: ‹brahim Arat

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