Turkey has so far won two golds, one silver and two bronze medals in the Greco-Roman category at the tournament.

Turkish wrestler, Atakan Yuksel holds Turkish flag high during  2019 European Wrestling Championships.
Turkish wrestler, Atakan Yuksel holds Turkish flag high during 2019 European Wrestling Championships. (AA)

Turkey's Atakan Yuksel won a gold medal in the 2019 European Wrestling Championships in Romania on Sunday.

Competing in the men's 67-kg Greco-Roman category, Yuksel beat Polish competitor Gevorg Sahakyan 5-1 to claim the medal in the tournament in Bucharest.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a telegram to Yuksel and congratulated him on his win, according to the Presidential Communications Directorate.

So far, Turkey has won two golds, one silver and two bronze medals in the Greco-Roman category at the tournament.

Wrestler Suleyman Atli won the first gold medal for Turkey on Tuesday after defeating Russia's Muslim Sadulaev 8-3 in men's 57kg freestyle final.

Riza Kayaalp won a gold medal in the men's 130kg greco roman category on Saturday defeating Iakobi Kajaia from Georgia with a 3-0 score. The victory resulted in Kayaalp bagging the European title for a ninth time.

Source: AA