Nationwide wrestlers Taha Akgül and Feyzullah Aktürk expressed their pleasure and pleasure at changing into European champions on the wrestling championship held in Croatia.
Taha Akgül gained his tenth gold medal in 125 kilograms freestyle, whereas Feyzullah Aktürk gained his second gold medal in 92 kilograms freestyle.
Akgül talked about that he introduced the medal to those that misplaced their lives within the Feb. 6 “catastrophe of the century” dubbed twin earthquakes.
“Successful my tenth championship marked a extremely important turning level in my athletic journey, characterised by a singular and distinct set of circumstances. Pitted in opposition to my archrival, the stakes have been excessive and the burden of the event was not misplaced on me. Regardless of the formidable problem posed by champions, I emerged victorious, proudly ascending to the head of European competitors. This accomplishment fills me with happiness and a deep sense of achievement,” he mentioned.
Akgül additionally defined that profitable within the heavyweight class meant lots to him.
“My aspiration was to achieve double-digit championship victories, and the candy sound of our nationwide anthem as soon as once more stuffed me with immense pleasure. I derive nice non secular pleasure from this accomplishment, although I can not deny the taxing nature of the journey. Regardless of going through formidable opposition in three intense matches main as much as the finals, we displayed willpower within the qualifying rounds. Sadly, I sustained a severe foot damage within the closing leg of the competitors, which left me incapacitated. Regardless of this setback, we gave it our all and though we have been unable to safe the coveted medal, I’m thrilled to have achieved this momentous feat. In honor of those that misplaced their lives within the earthquake zones, notably in Hatay and Kahramanmaraş, I dedicate this medal. To them, I provide my unwavering assist and solidarity, for they aren’t alone of their battle. Lastly, I lengthen my heartfelt gratitude to all who performed a task on this accomplishment – from my teammates and federation to ASKI Spor,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, Feyzullah Aktürk was additionally very glad to defend his European Championships title.
“These moments have been like a dream, I’m residing that dream proper now,” mentioned Aktürk.
“My want to defend my title propelled me to pursue this feat with tenacity, and fortunately, I triumphed. This victory has stuffed me with an amazing sense of pleasure and satisfaction. As I stand atop the rostrum, having claimed the primary gold medal, I’m hopeful that my success might be shared by my fellow wrestlers – Yasemin Adar, Rıza Kayaalp and others – who will compete within the days to come back. Our workforce’s earlier European Championships victory yielded 7 gold medals and I hope that this 12 months, we will surpass this feat. On a private notice, I’m devoted to elevating consciousness and funds for my nephew, who suffers from SMA. I might be sharing his story on my Instagram account at this time and I implore our wrestling neighborhood and the broader public to lend their assist to the account we are going to open. As we rejoice this momentous event, amid these blessed days, I ask for his or her zakat. As I current this medal to the folks of Türkiye, I’m crammed with a way of immense pleasure and gratitude,” he added.
The Turkish Wrestling Federation additionally congratulated the 2 wrestlers on their victories.
In a press release, the federation mentioned, “We congratulate our nationwide wrestlers Taha Akgül and Feyzullah Aktürk, who turned European champions of their respective classes, and want them continued success of their future competitions.”