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Turkish karateka Ugur Aktas claims European gold
Turkish karateka Ugur Aktas claims European gold

In women's competition, Tuba Yakan also wins gold medal

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's Ugur Aktas has claimed the gold medal  in Europe's Senior Karate Championship on Saturday. 

The 52nd EKF Senior Championships are currently being held in the northwestern Turkish province of Kocaeli. 

 On the third day of competition, Ugur Aktas, 21, defeated Berat Jakupi of Macedonia in the 84 kilogram category in the tournament final. 

Last year, he also won gold after defeating Meris Muhovic of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the European Championships.

Also on Saturday, Tuba Yakan of Turkey has won the gold medal after defeating former world champion Sara Cardin of Italy.

The 25 year-old karateka was competing in the 55 kg category. 

The annual European Karate event ends on May 7. 

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