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."
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
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