Turkey wins gold in European Taekwondo Championships


Turkish female athlete Irem Yaman won gold medal in the European G4 Extra Taekwondo Championships in Italy on Saturday.

Turkish Olympic Committee said on Twitter that Yaman beat her British opponent Jade Jones — a two-time Olympic champion — 22-9 to bag the gold medal in the Italian city of Bari.

Yaman added the gold medal to her trophy cabinet as the 24-year-old athlete previously earned another gold in the World Taekwondo Championships held in Manchester, the U.K. in May.

She was a gold medalist in the 2015 World Taekwondo Championships, claiming her maiden world title in Russia’s Chelyabinsk.

After having her gold medal in Bari, Yaman performed a military-style salute to honor the Turkish army.

Turkish athletes in every sports branch — especially in football — have been celebrating their victory with a military-style salute to pay tribute to the Turkish soldiers who have fought terrorists in Turkey’s anti-terror in northern Syria, Operation Peace Spring.

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