11 MEDALS FOR TURKEY IN KARATE TENERIFE 2017
Alpaslan Yamanoglu claims gold, while Fatih Sen, Asena Pekmezoglu and Eray Samdan get bronze in under 21 world tournament
Turkish youngsters claimed a total of 11 medals in the World Cadet, Junior and U21 Karate Championships in Spain's Tenerife city that ended on Sunday evening.
In the 84 plus kilogram (185 plus pound) kumite category, Turkey's Alpaslan Yamanoglu became the world champion after beating his Italian opponent, 4-1, on the last day of the event.
Also, in the men's 75-kilogram (165-pound) kumite category, Turkish citizen Fatih Sen defeated his Moroccan opponent 3-1 to bag the bronze medal, achieving his career best.
In men's 60-kilogram (132-pound) kumite category, Eray Samdan defeated his Belarusian opponent 2-1 to bag another bronze medal for Turkey.
In the women's 55-kilogram (121) kumite category, Asena Pekmezoglu managed to claim the bronze medal, defeating her Brazilian opponent Sabrina Pereira, 3-1.
Turkey won 11 medals in total, coming in third in the overall standings during the five-day tournament that was held between Oct. 25 and Sunday.
Alpaslan Yamanoğlu Gold U21 +84kg
Enes Özdemir Gold Ferdi Kata
Genç Erkek Takım Kata Gold (Enes Özdemir, Mehmet Batuhan Özdemir, Kutluhan Duran)
Dilara Bozan Silver U21 Ferdi Kata
Emre Vefa Göktaş Silver U21 Ferdi Kata
Damla Ocak Silver Genç 53kg
Eren Akkurt Bronze Genç 68kg
Enes Bulut Bronze Genç 76kg
Eray Şamdan Bronze U21 60kg
Fatih Şen Bronze U21 75kg
Asena Pekmezoğlu Bronze U21 55kg