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Türkiye wins 8 gold medals at Mediterranean Games

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ORAN, ALGERIA - Turkish athlete Yasmani Copello Escobar poses with his gold medal in men's 400 meter hurdle race during the 19th Mediterranean Games in Oran, Algeria on July 01, 2022. ( Serhat Çağdaş - Anadolu Agency )
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Jul 05, 2022 - 03:01 AM

ISTANBUL (AA) – Türkiye bagged eight gold medals at the 2022 Mediterranean Games in Algeria on Friday.

Boxers Hatice Akbas and Busenaz Surmeneli, national judokas Mihael Zgank, and Kayra Sayit claimed a gold each in the Algerian city of Oran.

Turkish weightlifter Ferdi Hardal also clinched two golds in both snatch and clean and jerk category.

Turkish swimmer Berkay Ogretir secured a gold in the men’s 200m breaststroke, while Yasmani Copello Escobar claimed a gold in the men’s 400 meters hurdles.

Meanwhile, boxer Ayse Cagirir in 48kg and Olympic gold medalist archer Mete Gazoz claimed silver medals.

The multi-sport event, which is being held in Oran, will end on July 6.

Participating in the 19th edition with 321 athletes, Türkiye has the third-largest group in the event, following Italy with 371, and host Algeria 324.

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