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Turkey grabs gold in Indoor Athletics Championships

Turkey grabs gold in Indoor Athletics Championships
Country also wins two bronze medals in competition, which kicked off Friday in France

By Doga Kirmizioglu

ANKARA (AA) - Turkey won two gold and two bronze medals Friday as the 2018 International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments (INAS) Indoor Athletics Championships got underway in France.

In a statement, the Turkish Special Athletes Sports Federation said national athlete Muhsine Gezer took home the gold in the women’s 1500-meter race during the championships held in Val-de-Reuil.

Sevim Demircan became world champion in the women's 400-meter final while Yasemin Keskinoy snapped up the bronze medal in the same race.

In the men's triple jump category, Onur Kopuzlu finished third, taking home bronze.

The championships continue Saturday with the 60-meter, long jump and shot put finals and will end on Sunday.

Hold at the Jesse Owens Stadium, the competition brings together nearly 70 athletes from 13 countries, including returning champions and Paralympians.

source: News Feed
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