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Paralympic Turkish swimmer bags gold medal

In women's 50m Backstroke, national athlete won gold medal with a time of 45.21 seconds in Ireland

  | 15.08.2018
Paralympic Turkish swimmer bags gold medal

ISTANBUL 

Turkey on Tuesday won a gold medal at the 2018 World Para Swimming European Championships held in Ireland.

In the Women's 50 meters Backstroke, the national athlete Sumeyye Boyaci won gold medal with a time of 45.21 seconds.

In a congratulatory message, Turkey's Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoglu said: "We are proud of Sumeyye's victory."

In 2017, she ranked fourth at the 2017 Para Sport Festival with a time of 46.57 seconds, missing a medal by only split seconds.

Reporting by Emre Dogan:Faruk Zorlu


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