FOOTBALL: ERSIN BRINGS TURKEY THE GOLD MEDAL
Turkey Deaf Men's National Football Team defeated Ukraine 4-3 in the penalties in the final, bringing Turkey a gold medal. Goalkeeper Ersin Mert shined on the pitch, saving the last two penalties.


TAEKWONDO: ONE GOLD, TWO BRONZE FOR TURKEY
In women's 49kg, Merve Yazıcı from Turkey defeated Evelina Karpinskaia from Russia and won the gold medal. The bronze medals went to Szu-Ting Peng from Chinese Taipei and Fatemeh Montazeri Saniji from Iran.

In men's +80kg, Russian Aleksandr Barkalov defeated Korean Daeho Lim and won the gold medal. Osman Geçit from Turkey lost to Daeho Lim in the quarter-final but defeated Cheng-Lin Hsieh from Chinese Taipei in the bronze match, earning a place on the podium. The other bronze medal went to Masoud Razzaghi from Iran.

In men's 80kg final, Korean Hankseong Lee defeated Russian Shamil Isakov and earned the gold medal. Batuhan Şimşek lost to Russian Shamil Isakov in the round of 16 but won the repechage match and beat Portuguese Helder Carreira Gomes in the bronze game, earning a place on the podium. The other bronze medal went to Iranian Mohammad Zaferani.

In the women's 57kg final, Russian Marina Drozdova defeated Croatian Matea Kolovrat and won the gold medal. The bronze medals went to Venezuelan Stefania Maria Ortega Salcedo and Korean Jin Young Lee. Selma Canlı from Turkey was defeated by Jin Young Lee in the quarter-final and was eliminated.

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