Medals galore for national team at Euro karate meet

The Turkish national team won two gold medals on the last day of the 50th European Senior Karate Championships in Istanbul, moving Turkey up to second place overall. Turkey finished the championship with a total of two gold, six silver and three bronze medals.

In the finals of the women’s kumite event held at Istanbul’s Sinan Erdem sports complex on Sunday, the women’s team consisting of Dilara Bozan, Gizem Iahin and Rabia KusmuI defe

The Turkish national team won two gold medals on the last day of the 50th European Senior Karate Championships in Istanbul, moving Turkey up to second place overall.

Turkey finished the championship with a total of two gold, six silver and three bronze medals.

In the finals of the womenand#39s kumite event held at Istanbuland#39s Sinan Erdem sports complex on Sunday, the womenand#39s team consisting of Dilara Bozan, Gizem Iahin and Rabia KanduumlsmanduumlI defeated Germanyand#39s national womenand#39s team 5-0, earning the gold medal. The menand#39s team, comprising Enes Erkan, Yaser Iahintekin, Serkan YaIcI, RIan Kaptan and Gandoumlkhan Ganduumlndanduumlz, was also successful, beating Franceand#39s national team 3-2.

Turkish Karate Federation President Esat Delihasan told the press that this success was not a surprise. andldquoWe won a total of 11 medals at the 50th European Senior Karate Championships, and after five years we have become European champion again.

We could foresee this success long before the championship started. I congratulate all of our competitors who waved our flag by winning medals here.

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Along with the national teamand#39s success, Turkey also successfully hosted the championship. When Turkey had hosted the European Championships in 2000 at the National Indoor Arena, the venue was too small for the number of spectators in attendance.

By hosting the event at the Sinan Erdem sports complex this year, seating capacity was much larger with a capacity of upwards of 16,000.

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SOURCE: Today’s Zaman