Turkey wins 11 medals in Down Syndrome championships

By Fatih Erel

ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkey won 11 medals in the World Down Syndrome Championships in Madeira, Portugal.

Turkish athletes won three gold, three silver, and five bronze medals.

The championship was held on Oct. 2-7 with competitions in athletics, table tennis, and basketball.

Turkish medalists are as follows:

– Athletics

Ali Topaloglu: 100-meter (gold), shot put (gold), discus throw (silver) and 400-m (silver)

Dilara Cevik: Discus throw (gold), shot put (bronze), 400-m (bronze), 100-m (bronze)

Merve Uzun: Long jump (bronze)

– Table tennis

Women's doubles: Merve Peker-Benay Balci (silver)

Men's doubles: Erman Cetiner-Enes Yilmaz (silver)

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