Kerem Kamal of Turkey beat his Russian opponent to win gold at the European Junior Wrestling Championship in Dortmund, Germany.
Kamal defeated Emin Narimanovitch Sefershaev 5-3 in the final bout of the 55 kilogram class, helping Turkey to rank third out of 38 European countries competing in the tournament, which ended yesterday.
The Turkish team finished with two bronze medals in free style, and one gold, one silver, and two bronze medals in the Greco-Roman style category.
Competitors included Murat Fırat in the 66 kilogram class who won bronze after beating Serbia’s Sebastian Nad 7-1.
Doğukan Kuru, 84 kilograms, placed fifth in Europe after he was defeated by his Finnish rival Tony Heikki Herman Metsomaeki in the third place match in his class. Yakup Yerlikaya, 120 kilograms, also came in fifth after losing against Romania’s Lenard Istvan Berei in the bout for third.