WorldNational wrestlers Rıza Kayaalp and Yasemin Adar made history

National wrestlers Rıza Kayaalp and Yasemin Adar made history


One of Turkey’s most successful wrestlers Riza Kayaalp, She won bronze at London 2012 and silver at Rio 2016. The 31-year-old national wrestler, who also won the bronze medal in Tokyo 2020, He got his 3rd Olympic medal.

With this success, Rıza caught the legendary weightlifters Naim Süleymanoğlu and Halil Mutlu, who each have three Olympic gold medals, and the wrestler Hamit Kaplan, who each has a gold, silver and bronze Olympic medal, in terms of the number of medals.

While the national athlete became the 4th Turkish player to win 3 Olympic medals, he went down in history as the 2nd wrestler.

Another first from Yasemin

“Woman of Firsts” so-called Jasmine Adar, She also brought Turkey the first Olympic medal in women’s wrestling.

Returning from the 2017 World Championship in Paris, France, with a gold medal, Yasemin became Turkey’s first female wrestler to win a world championship.

Yasemin, who came to Tokyo 2020 with the goal of the podium, won the bronze medal and made her mark in history as the first female wrestler to bring an Olympic medal to Turkey.

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