On the 2023 World Wrestling Championships held in Serbia, Turkish wrestler Evin Demirhan Yavuz not solely claimed the bronze medal within the ladies’s 50 kg. class but in addition clinched an Olympic quota for Türkiye, including to the nation’s rising tally.
Going through off in opposition to Kseniya Stankevich within the repechage match, Yavuz displayed her dominance, securing a powerful 11-2 victory and incomes her spot within the third-place playoff.
The European champion, Evin Demirhan Yavuz, discovered herself pitted in opposition to the formidable U.S. wrestler, Sarah Hildebrandt, within the bronze medal match.
Regardless of a valiant effort, Yavuz finally succumbed to a 5-0 defeat.
Nonetheless, the defining second got here when Yavuz squared off in opposition to Colombian wrestler Alisson Cardozo within the Olympic quota match.
Turkish wrestler Evin Demirhan Yavuz (R) celebrates after defeating Colombia’s Alisson Cardozo through the 2023 World Wrestling Championships, Belgrade, Serbia, Sept. 20, 2023. (AA Picture)
With exceptional dedication, Yavuz emerged victorious with a rating of 4-1, securing her place within the high 5 within the ladies’s 50 kg. class and incomes a coveted quota for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
With this achievement, the variety of Turkish wrestlers securing Olympic quotas in Belgrade has reached 4, showcasing the nation’s prowess on the wrestling mat.
In one other gripping battle, Elvira Kamaloğlu represented Türkiye within the ladies’s 57 kg. class.
Kamaloğlu confronted Nigerian Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye within the bronze medal match, placing up a spirited combat.
Nonetheless, she was defeated with a remaining rating of 9-5, falling wanting securing the bronze.
Elvira Kamaloğlu’s quest for an Olympic quota was met with formidable opposition within the Olympic quota match in opposition to Poland’s Anhelina Lysak.
Regardless of her finest efforts, Kamaloğlu was pinned by her opponent, stopping her from clinching a ticket to the Paris 2024 Olympics.
Throughout the daytime session, within the non-Olympic 65 kg. class, Kadriye Aksoy displayed her prowess by pinning Canadian wrestler Aleah Nickel within the repechage match.
Nonetheless, her journey for a bronze medal ended with a defeat in opposition to China’s Lili Lili within the bronze medal match.
Because the curtains fell on the medal matches for ladies’s 50, 57, 65, and 76 kg. classes on the World Wrestling Championships, Japanese wrestlers celebrated their dominance.
Notably, Yui Susaki claimed the gold medal within the 50 kg. remaining by outclassing Mongolia’s Otgonjargal Dolgorjav. Tsugumi Sakurai, aged 22 years, secured her third consecutive world championship title within the 57 kg. class.
Nonoka Ozaki triumphed within the 65 kg. class, whereas Yuka Kagami seized the world championship title within the 76 kg. division. Yesterday, Japanese wrestler Haruna Okuno additionally clinched gold within the 55 kg. class.