Turkish wrestler wins gold in European Championship

Turkey’s Riza Kayaalp on Saturday won a gold medal in the 2019 European Wrestling Championships in Romania.

Competing in men’s 130kg Greco roman category, Kayaalp defeated Iakobi Kajaia with 3-0 score.

Riza Kayaalp (blue) of Turkey is seen after winning the gold medal following his match against Iakobi Kajaja of Georgia in men’s 130kg Greco roman category within the 2019 European Wrestling Championships in Bucharest, Romania on April 13, 2019. Kayaalp defeated Iakobi Kajaia with 3-0 score. The victory marked Kayaalp’s ninth European title.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated Kayaalp in a phone call.

Source Anadolu Agency