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EAC-2017: Turkish team # Armwrestling # Armpower.net

Not sure what to expect from the Turkish team for the 2017 European Championship as many sportsmen will be missing the event because of the exams on the same week in Turkey.


 Last years U21 55kg Champion Said Biyikoglu has won the U21 and seniors this year at the nationals but he will not be participating EAC.

Arif Ertem the EAC Champion of last year in +110 kg also will not be competing.

Esra Kiraz who is right & left hand European Champion will be missing this EAC.

U21 World Champion Umran Keser will be missing too.

Ferit Osmanli who is 5 times WAF Champion is not coming either.

World & European Champion Serhat Arslan will also miss this event.

Another World Champion athlete Tuncay Basaran will not be in Poland either.

2015 EAC Champion Sigita Terzi will not participate as well.

Oguzhan Kocak who is the Champion of 2016 EAC & WAF will be the biggest hope of our team in 85kg right.hand category of the seniors. But he will be facing the toughest P4P puller in the world, Zoloev Hadzimurat.

In senior men Hamza Ziypak and Emrah Okcu will be targeting medals in their weight classes. Hamza will be pulling 80kg while Emrah will be pulling 75kg class. These guys won their categories in nationals right & left without much problems. Both guys have potential to win medal.

Emre Albas who is U18 World Champion will be targeting medal in senior 60kg class. He also won nationals right & left in senior category.

 In senior women category our biggest medal hopes will be Arzu Kuslar in 60kg and Seval Yalcinkaya in 55kg categories. Seval returned armwrestling after years of absence and won the nationals with right hand without any problems.

I am expecting our junior team to be succesful as usual.

Said Biyikoglu, Arif Ertem, Esra Kiraz, Ferit Osmanli, Serhat Arslan, Tuncay Basaran, Umran Keser and some others will be our hopes for medal in WAF hopefully.


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