Turkey wins its first medal at the Tokyo Olympics


On Sunday, Turkey won its first medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, with its taekwondo player Hakan Reçber taking bronze in 68 kg.


Hakan Reçber reached the quarter-finals of the taekwondo competition held in the “Makuhari Messi” hall, after defeating his Brazilian opponent, “Edval Bridges” in the round of 16.

“Reçber” lost in the quarter-final match against his British rival, Bradley Sinden, with a score of 39-19.

After defeating New Zealander Tom Burns in the run-off, Reçber qualified for the bronze medal match.

Reçber won the bronze medal by defeating his Bosnian competitor, 

Nedžad Husić, 22-13.