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Updates about the Turkish Women Team

The first gold medal will be decided in the women’s Weightlifting 48 kg category, scheduled to begin on 5th November at 5:00 pm. One of the hot favorites is Turkish Olympic, World and six times European champion Nurcan Taylan. According to Dr Hasan Akkus President of Turkish Federation Taylan’s preparation was undisturbed for Paris and she is in good shape. She celebrated her birthday during this weekend (28 years old) and ready to defend her World Championships title.

But where are the other stars of Turkish women team? Olympic and Word Championships silver medallist Sibel Ozkan (48 kg) hasn’t got involved in training for a long time because she got married this summer. Two times Europen Champion Sibel Simsek (63 kg) neither will compete in Paris as her knee was operated in August.