Thursday, 23 May 2024
Konya's Weightlifting Talent Shines in Europe

Konya's Weightlifting Talent Shines in Europe

In the ongoing European Weightlifting Championships for seniors in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan, national athletes continue to win medals.

The competition, which saw the participation of a total of 318 athletes, including 172 women and 146 men from 40 countries, saw Konya Olympic Preparation Center (TOHM) athlete Nuray Güngör win two gold medals and become the European champion in the women's 64 kg category with a snatch of 99 kg and a total of 219 kg. She also led the Turkish national anthem to be played. In the clean and jerk discipline, she won a bronze medal with a lift of 120 kg. Aysel Özkan, a Konya Sports High School employee and also a TOHM athlete, won a silver medal in the snatch discipline with a lift of 98 kg and finished the competition with a clean and jerk of 115 kg and a total of 213 kg. The national athletes expressed their pride and happiness in representing Turkey in the best way possible. Konya Youth and Sports Provincial Director Abdurrahman Şahin congratulated Nuray and Aysel by saying, "I wholeheartedly congratulate our Konya TOHM athlete Nuray Güngör, who became the European champion in the European Weightlifting Championships, and our Konya TOHM athlete Aysel Özkan, who won a silver medal."