Turkish wrestler wins third European gold

HELSINKI - Turkish wrestler Taha Akgul has won his third consecutive gold medal at the 2014 European Wrestling Championships being held in Vantaa, Finland.

The two-time champion from Sivas, eastern Turkey, was winner of the men's freestyle 125-kg division.

Akgul, 23, won his first match against Armenia's Andranik Galstyan (11-0), quarter-final match against Belarus' Vadzim Shvedov (10 - 0) and the semi-final against Ukraine's Oleksandr Khotsianivsky (10-0).

Akgul triumphed against Russian fighter Alan Anatolevich Chugaev (10-0) in the final match to clinch the gold medal.

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