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Turkish wrestler wins gold in European championship

Turkish wrestler Soner Demirtas won the gold medal in European Wrestling Championship after beating his French counterpart Zelimkhan Khadjiev in the Russian city of Kaspiysk on Sunday.

Demirtas became a gold medalist for the third time in a row when he beat Khadjiev 2-0 in the men's freestyle 70-kilogram category.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Demirtas said he wanted to dedicate this medal to his family.

"Because my father had a dream when I started wrestling. He wanted to see [me as] a champion," said Demirtas.