Tokyo Paralympic Games, medals for Turkey

Turkey breaks record for medals at Tokyo Paralympic Games

Turkey has collected 11 medals in the first 7 days of the Tokyo Paralympic Games, beating its previous record at Rio 2016.

Turkey has broken its own medal record at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, after Turkish Paralympic athletes won 11 medals in 7 days, breaking the previous record of 10 set at the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

Turkish paralympic shooter Aysegül Pehlivanlar, 41, who previously had already achieved a bronze in the Paralympic games in Rio, won the silver medal in the women’s 10m air pistol competition (P2) this Tuesday, getting a total of 234.5 points in the final. Another Turkish athlete, Aysel Özgan, came in eighth place.

Another Turkish athlete, 17-year-old Sevilay Öztürk, took bronze in the 50-metre backstroke swimming final (S5), with a time of 43.38 seconds, the first medal achieved by Turkey in its history in a Paralympic swimming competition. Another Turkish Paralympic swimmer, Sümeyye Boyacı, reached the final but qualified in 4th place with a time of 43.94 seconds, and was unable to make podium.

Turkish athletes Nihat Türkmenoğlu and Bahattin Hekimoğlu won respectively a silver and bronze medal in the archery competition; the 1st took silver after narrowly losing (142-141) to Czech David Drahoninsky in men’s individual category W1, while Hekimoğlu achieved bronze after beating Iranian Mohammadreza Zandi in the same category by 139-134, completing thus the new medal record for Turkey at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.