Yüksel clinches gold at European Wrestling Championships

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 14.04.2019 19:17
Updated 14.04.2019 20:27
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Turkish wrestler Atakan Yüksel won a gold medal Sunday in the European Wrestling Championships in Romania.

Competing in the men's 67-kg Greco-Roman category, Yüksel beat his Polish rival Gevorg Sahakyan 5-1 to claim the winning title in the tournament in Bucharest.

Meanwhile Cengiz Arslan, scored a silver medal in the men's 72-kg Greco-Roman category, after being defeated by Russian Abuiazid Mantsigov 9-6 in the final.

Turkey's Emrah Kuş also bagged a bronze medal in the men's 82-kg Greco-Roman category after beating German Hannes Wagner 2-1.

Some 30 male and female wrestlers, making up one of the most successful teams in European Championships history, have been representing Turkey at the event.

Turkey has so far won six golds, two silvers and seven bronzes.

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