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Turkish wrestler named world's best
Turkish wrestler named world's best

Taha Akgul is awarded the title of best wrestler in the world in the 125-kilogram category

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Turkish wrestler has been named the best in the world in his discipline.

The international governing body for the sport of wrestling named Turkish wrestler Taha Akgul as the world's best Wednesday.

United World Wrestling (UWW) awarded Taha Akgul the title of best wrestler of the world in the 125-kilogram freestyle category.

"I have struggled to raise Turkish flag since the moment I began my sports life and I will not be overcome by languor following this title," said Akgul.

The 24-year old wrestler won a gold medal in the world championships held in Uzbekistan last month. This past April, he had become a three-time European champion in Vantaa, Finland.

He thanked the chairman of the Turkish Wrestling Federation, Hamza Yerlikaya and pledged to have the Turkish national anthem played in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics, in Brazil.

In Akgul's weight category, Iranian wrestler Komeil Ghasemi was ranked second, followed by the Russian Khadzhimurad Gatsalov and the American Tervel Dlagnev.

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