Turkish athlete wins European title for fifth time

Turkish wrestler Riza Kayaalp wins gold medal in 2016 European Wrestling Championships for fifth time in row

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Turkish wrestler Riza Kayaalp.

Turkish athlete Riza Kayaalp won a gold medal in the European Wrestling Championships held in the Latvian capital Riga late Saturday.

Beating Ukrainian opponent Oleksandr Chernetskyy in the men's Greco-Roman final in the 130-kilogramme category, Kayaalp won the European title for the fifth time in a row.

This is his sixth European title at the senior level; he was victorious in five European tournaments in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

He also triumphed at the European Games in 2015 in the Azerbaijani capital Baku.

Runners-up Chernetskyy won the silver medal.

Bronze medals in the category were given to Swedish Johan Magnus Euren and Belarussian Ioseb Chugoshvili.

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