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Youth Olympics: Turkey wins 1st bronze in discus throw

Ozlem Becerek claims bronze after combined 103.86-meter throw

15.10.2018
Youth Olympics: Turkey wins 1st bronze in discus throw

By Fatih Erel

ISTANBUL

Turkey won its first bronze medal in discus throw in the Youth Olympic Games.

Turkish athlete Ozlem Becerek claimed bronze after a combined 103.86-meter in discus throw.

Turkish wrestler Halil Gokdeniz also won a bronze medal in the 48-kg category.

The third edition of the Youth Olympics began on Oct. 6 in Buenos Aires, Argentina featuring some 4,000 athletes.

The world’s best young athletes aged 15-18 will compete in 32 sports and 36 disciplines for 1,250 medals.

New sports such as breaking, sport climbing, futsal, roller sports, and karate will premiere in Buenos Aires before joining the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, along with new disciplines and events such as BMX freestyle, kiteboarding, beach handball, and acrobatic gymnastics.

For the first time in Olympic history, the Youth Olympics will also set a precedent for gender equality with an equal number of female and male athletes.

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