Wrestler Gor of Turkey wins silver medal
Yakup Gor of Turkey won silver medal in European Wrestling Championships in Georgia on Tuesday.
Gor was defeated by his Armenian rival David Safarian 2-0 in free style, and won silver medal in the championships.
The championships took place in Tbilisi Sport Palace.
In all, 14 gold medals are on offer for men and seven gold medals are on offer for women competitors.
It was the first time for Georgia to host the European Wrestling Championships and it was also the biggest ever sporting event held in the South Caucasus country since its independence.
Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili is the patron of this year’s European championships which feature men’s freestyle and Greco-Roman style and women’s wrestling.
Georgia, a traditional nation of wrestling, collected one gold, three silver and two bronze medals from last year’s European championships.
Russia finished atop all participating countries at last year’s championships with five gold, two silver and eight bronze medals, followed by Ukraine with a medal tally of four gold, as many silver and three bronze.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013