Yigit, 30, beat Samar Hamza from Egypt 6-0 in the women's 76 kg final at the Stark Arena in Belgrade, Serbia.
More than 30 percent of India's individual medals in its Olympic history have been bagged by sportspersons from the state, making it the athletic epicentre of the country despite a lack of resources.
Meanwhile, wrestler Riza Kayaalp won a bronze medal for Turkey in men's Greco-Roman 130 kilogram in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Some athletes who formerly competed for their homeland Iran are asking the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to investigate their claims of abuse.
Yildiz’s contributions to Turkey’s oldest sport, as well as struggles to navigate society as an Afro-Turk, are one of many that come to form a larger history of the Afro-Turkish and African diaspora in twentieth century Turkey.
Diop, a fighter who "packs a punch", is due to fight again in June and is working at keeping up his training in an unfamiliar environment.
The tournament will be held at the Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo arena on August 12-13, just days after the end of the Olympics and before the Paralympics begin on August 25.
Wrestlers from all over Turkey, from different weight classes, come together in Edirne's historical arena for the Kirkpinar oil wrestling competition.
Taha Akgul defeated Georgian Geno Petriashvili in the men’s 125-kg freestyle final to claim Turkey's third gold in the 2019 European Wrestling Championships held in Romania.
Ashraf Mahrous founded the Egyptian Arab Federation of Professional Wrestlers after large audiences of more than 1,000 people showed up at a wrestling event at a high school in the city of Ismailia.
Soner Demirtas clinched gold medal for the third time in a row after beating his French competitor in freestyle 74-kilogram category while Taha Akgul became the European champion in the 125-kilogram category.
A new film explores the role of black women, including Ramona Isbell, as one of America's first black female professional wrestlers. She started in the 1960s, when many black people lacked civil rights.
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