Sinem Oruç, a young judoka from Konya Metropolitan Municipality Sports Club, is continuing her preparations for the Junior European Championships to be held in Coimbra, Portugal, together with Turkey's women's national judo team. The 16-year-old Oruç had a remarkable breakthrough last year as the European and world champion. Now, her goal is to maintain these championships and reach the top both individually and as a team. Sinem Oruç stands out as a pride of Konya and one of the promising judokas for the future.
Turkey's women's national judo team is displaying a high performance during their training camp prior to the Junior European Championships, which will take place in Coimbra, Portugal, from June 20th to 25th. Since June 2nd, the national team has been training at the Trabzon Turkey Olympic Preparation Center (TOHM).
National Team Head Coach Yasin Doğan emphasized that the team's goal is to win the prestigious gold medal. Doğan stated that they will compete with a team consisting of 10 talented athletes in Portugal and expressed their hope to achieve extraordinary results. He highlighted that they have athletes who have achieved success in last year's European and world championships. Doğan mentioned that the team has a 50% expectation of winning medals. He also expressed confidence in the new talents of the national team and expressed anticipation for impressive results from all of them.
Doğan stated that the goals of the national judo team are not limited to the Junior European Championships alone. He mentioned that the team also aims to participate in important events such as the Youth Olympics in Slovakia and the World Championships in Croatia. He emphasized that their ultimate goal is to achieve remarkable results in these prestigious competitions and make a notable impact.
Sinem Oruç, despite being only 16 years old, holds the titles of world and European champion. Representing Konya Metropolitan Municipality Sports Club, Oruç has dedicated herself to judo for nine years and competes in the 63 kg weight category. Sharing her achievements, Oruç stated, "Last year, I completed the season as the European and world champion. This year, I won three championships in Teplice, Gori, and Göygöl tournaments. We have the upcoming European Championships, as well as the Youth Olympics in 2018 and the World Championships in July and August. My goal is to maintain the championships I have won so far. We finished third in the World Championships, and this year, we aim to become champions both individually and as a team."