BAKU-2015


Turkey's female wrestlers chasing four medals in Baku

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Baku, June 1, AZERTAC

Turkey's female wrestlers are busy preparing for Baku 2015, where they aim to win four medals

A delegation of 15 members of the country's wrestling squad are in Yalova for a training camp with coach Ertuğrul Aydoğdu, who told Milliyet newspaper that he expects his team to win four medals at the Baku 2015 European Games.

"Our work continues in this direction. I hope we live up to our expectations. We will do the necessary work and stay behind our athletes," Mr Aydoğdu said.

The 2014 European silver medallist Hafize Şahin also said the team was hungry for medals in Baku.

"Our country will go to the European Games to represent Turkey the best it can and do everything in our power to hear the national anthem," added Şahin, who also won a gold medal at the 2013 Mediterranean Games.

"On the mat we are aware that 75 million people are behind us and we are in their prayers."

Another wrestler who has tasted international success is Elif Jale Yeşilırmak, who has competed for Turkey since 2011 and won European bronze in 2012 and Mediterranean gold in 2013.

The 15 women wrestlers at Turkey's training camp are as follows:

Evin Demirhan, Aysun Erge, Sümeyye Sezer (all 48kg); Merve Kenger, Fikriye Gök (both 53kg); Bediha Gün, Burcu Kebiç (both 55kg); Elif Jale Yeşilırmak (58kg); Hafize Şahin (60kg); Buse Tosun, Neslihan Ulusoy, Sinem Topçu (all 63kg); Burcu Örskaya Üğdüler, Aslı Tuğcu (all 69kg); Yasemin Adar (75kg)

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