Türkiye’s nationwide wrestlers, Buse Tosun Çavuşoğlu and Ali Cengiz’s names, have been coated in gold on the 2023 World Wrestling Championship held in Serbia’s capital, Belgrade.
Their exceptional achievements marked the top of their careers and added to Türkiye’s glowing medal haul.
A complete of 30 nationwide wrestlers squared off on the mat throughout this intense competitors, which unfolded between Sept. 16-24.
Türkiye emerged as a pressure to be reckoned with, amassing a formidable assortment of seven medals: two gold, one silver and 4 bronze.
This triumphant efficiency showcased the nation’s wrestling prowess and set the stage for his or her upcoming quest on the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Turkish wrestlers claimed one gold, one silver, and two bronze medals in Greco-Roman fashion, together with a gold medal in girls’s and two bronze medals in males’s freestyle.
Among the many stars donning the crescent and star, Buse Tosun Çavuşoğlu and Ali Cengiz stood out as true champions, with Rıza Kayaalp securing the silver medal, and Taha Akg..ül, Feyzullah Aktürk, Selçuk Can, and Enes Başar proudly receiving bronze medals.
The Turkish nationwide wrestlers achieved a exceptional feat by clinching top-five spots in six out of the 18 Olympic weight courses, thereby securing invaluable Olympic quotas for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Taha Akg.ül (125 kg.) and Ibrahim Çiftçi (97 kg.) impressed by ending fifth within the males’s freestyle, whereas Buse Tosun Çavuşoğlu (68 kg.) and Evin Demirhan Yavuz attained the fifth place in girls’s freestyle. Ali Cengiz (87 kg.) and Ali Cengiz (87 kg.) dazzled within the Greco-Roman fashion.
Rıza Kayaalp (130 kg.) was added to the Olympic quota tally.
Buse Tosun Çavuşoğlu, a 27-year-old powerhouse, delivered an impressive efficiency within the girls’s 68 kg. closing.
She secured her first-ever world championship by pinning Delgermaa Enkhsaikhan from Mongolia, leaving her opponents in awe. With three wins by pinfall and one by technical superiority, Çavuşoğlu established herself as a formidable pressure and a world champion, instilling worry in her rivals because the Olympics beckoned.
The grand finale of this championship witnessed Ali Cengiz’s second of glory.
Within the Greco-Roman fashion, 87 kg. class, Ali confronted off towards Hungarian David Losonczi. In an exciting closing match, the 27-year-old Ali prevailed with an 8-7 victory, capturing the world championship for the primary time.
His ascent to the highest of the rostrum, accompanied by the nationwide anthem, was a end result of years of laborious work and dedication.
The skilled wrestlers, Taha Akg.ül and Rıza Kayaalp, who have been thought of Türkiye’s golden hopes, confronted robust challenges.
Akg.ül, with one Olympic, three world, and 10 European championships to his title, was bested by the formidable Iranian Amir Zare within the males’s freestyle 125 kg. semifinal.
Regardless of his setback, Taha rebounded to safe the bronze medal with a dominant 5-0 win over Hungarian Daniel Ligeti.
In a dramatic flip of occasions, Iranian Zare, who defeated Taha, went on to clinch the gold medal by defeating Georgian Geno Petriashvili within the closing.
Rıza Kayaalp, Türkiye’s most embellished wrestler with 5 world championships, confronted off towards one other Iranian wrestler, Amin Mirzazadeh, within the Greco-Roman fashion 130 kg. closing.
Though Kayaalp led 2-0, he narrowly missed the gold, settling for the silver medal.
Rıza Kayaalp’s illustrious profession boasts 12 European championships and three Olympic medals, together with one silver and two bronze. His final objective stays securing gold on the 2024 Paris Olympics to cap off his exceptional journey.
Along with Buse and Ali’s triumphs, Selçuk Can secured the bronze medal within the Greco-Roman fashion 72 kg. class.
It was his second consecutive bronze on the world championships, cementing his standing as a constant performer on the worldwide stage.
Notably, the world championships witnessed two Turkish wrestlers, Feyzullah Aktürk and Enes Başar, clinching medals for the primary time of their careers.
Feyzullah Aktürk, a two-time European champion, secured third place within the males’s freestyle 92 kg. class.
Equally, Enes Başar, representing Türkiye within the Greco-Roman fashion, 63 kg. class celebrated a career-defining second by claiming the bronze medal.
Türkiye’s excellent wrestling contingent secured a complete of eight medals, together with 4 gold and 4 bronze, on the 2022 World Wrestling Championship hosted in Belgrade.
Whereas this yr, Rıza Kayaalp, Taha Akg.ül, Yasemin Adar Yiğit, and Burhan Akbudak claimed gold medals and Selçuk Can, Yunus Emre Başar, and Ali Cengiz added bronze medals to the tally.
Soner Demirtaş, who initially misplaced the third-place match, was later awarded the bronze medal because of the disqualification of Italian Frank Chamizo Marquez for utilizing a banned substance.
Final yr, Türkiye emerged because the workforce champion within the Greco-Roman fashion on the World Wrestling Championship.
On the 2023 World Wrestling Championship, Azerbaijan clinched the championship in Greco-Roman fashion with 120 factors, whereas the U.S. secured victory in males’s freestyle with 148 factors, and Japan triumphed within the girls’s class with 195 factors.