Turkish female wrestler wins Paris World Championships

ISTANBUL

Yasemin Adar became the first-ever Turkish female wrestler to win gold at the World Championships on Wednesday, according to the games' official website.

Adar, 25, beat Vasilisa Marzaliuk of Belarus 5-4 in the 75-kilogram (165-pound) category in the final match of the games in Paris.

I am really happy. I am proud of myself as I have Turkish people experience this happiness, Adar told state-run TRT Spor TV channel.

I made a history as titling the world champion. Our goal is the Olympics now, Adar added.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated Adar in a telegraph, according to the Presidential Press Center.

Source: Anadolu Agency