According to the statement made by the Turkish Taekwondo Federation (TTF), 121 athletes from 12 countries participated in the championship, which was organized by the European Monetary Taekwondo Union in Istanbul and gave points to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.
While Turkish athletes won 7 gold, 7 silver and 11 bronze medals, the crescent-stars became the European champions in women and 2nd in Europe in men and general rankings.
In women, Russia took the second place and Kazakhstan took the third place. In men, Russia took the first place, followed by Poland in third.
TTF President Metin Şahin stated that their target is Paris 2024 and said, “After the end of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, the organizations continue without slowing down. Paris 2024 is next. For this, we held the first points championship in Istanbul. Our athletes showed us all with the results they achieved. I congratulate everyone who contributed to this success.” he said.
The medal winners are as follows:
Gold medal: Meryem Betül Çavdar (K44 52 kilos), Seçil Er (K44 65 kilos), Mahmut Bozteke (K44 63 kilos), Fatih Çelik (K44 70 kilos), Sabit Köse (K41 63 kilos), Semra Kaya (K41 47 kilos) ), Ayşe Işık (K41 +65 kilos)
Silver medal: Gamze Gürdal (K44 57 kg), Şeyma Nur Emeksiz Bacaksız (K44 65 kg), Ayşe Dudu Karatay (K44 +65 kg), Alican Özcan (K44 58 kg), Muhammed Asbala (K41 58 kg), Yıldıray Erdiç ( K41 80 kilos), Adem Arslan (K41 + 80 kilos)
Bronze medals: Nurcihan Ekinci (K44 47 kilos), Büşra Emire (K44 47 kilos), Emine Altun (K44 52 kilos), Tuğçe Şen (K44 57 kilos), Lütfiye Özdağ (K44 65 kilos), Mikail Akay (K44 63 kilos) , Muhammet Emir Bıktay (K41 58 kilos), Rafet Samet Adıyaman (K44 63 kilos), Oktay Atalay (K44 70 kilos), Kadriye Turgut (K44 +65 kilos), Gülsün Çelik (K44 +65 kilos)
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