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Turkey ends Rio Games with 8 medals

The Rio Games concluded on Sunday with the Turkish Olympic team achieving modest success. The 103-strong squad won a gold, three silver and four bronze medals in four different sports – wrestling, weightlifting, taekwondo and athletics – leaving them 41st in the national medal table. Turkey’s sole gold came in wrestling. Taha Akgül (pictured below) […]

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Turkey wins a second silver medal at Rio

Turkish wrestler Rıza Kayaalp had to settle for second place after losing his bout with reigning Olympic champion Mijain Lopez of Cuba. Lopez dominated yesterday’s Greco-Roman 130-kilo wrestling final, winning 6-0. Kayaalp had gone into the Olympics with high hopes of winning a gold medal having beaten Lopez in last year’s World Championships. Turkey’s strongman […]

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Turkey wins first medal at the Rio Games

A weightlifter has taken Turkey’s first Olympic medal in Rio. Daniyar İsmayilov won silver in the men’s 69kg competition after lifting a combined weight of 351 kilos. He was beaten to the gold medal by China’s Shi Zhiyong, whose total was one kilo heavier. Kyrgyzstan’s Izzat Artykov took the bronze with a combined total of […]