Sinem Oruc, the national judoka of Konya Metropolitan Municipality Sports Club, became the European Champion for the second consecutive time by winning the gold medal in the women's 63-kilogram category at the European Judo Championships held in Portugal. Representing Konya with the national team, the judokas from Konya Metropolitan Municipality Sports Club made us proud by achieving one European championship and third place.
A total of 413 judokas, including 189 women from 39 countries, participated in the Junior European Judo Championships held in the city of Odivelas, Portugal. Turkey competed in the championship with 16 athletes, consisting of 10 women and 6 men. Representing our country, Sinem Oruç from Konya Metropolitan Municipality Sports Club competed in the 63-kilogram category, Rahime Ercin in the 40-kilogram category, and Elifnur Yalcın in the 52-kilogram category.
In the second round, Sinem Oruc defeated her Bulgarian opponent, advancing to the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinals, the athlete from Konya defeated her Dutch opponent in 4 minutes, securing a spot in the semifinals. By surpassing her Croatian opponent in the semifinals, Oruc secured her place in the final. In the gold medal match, Oruc once again defeated another Croatian athlete by earning an ippon point, thus becoming the owner of the gold medal. With this achievement, Sinem Oruc proudly brought honor to our city and country by winning the European Champion title for the second consecutive time.
Another judoka from Konya Metropolitan Municipality Sports Club, Rahime Ercin, competed in the 40-kilogram category at the championship in Portugal. Ercin, participating in the European Championships for the first time, achieved the success of winning the bronze medal by finishing in third place.
Konya Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Uğur Ibrahim Altay congratulated the judokas and coaches from Konya Metropolitan Municipality Sports Club, who have become a source of pride for Turkey with their medals, and wished them continued success.