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Turkey's Adar makes history with Olympic bronze in women's wrestling

Bronze medalist Turkey's Yasemin Adar poses on the podium after the women's freestyle 76kg wrestling competition of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo on August 2, 2021 [JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images]
Bronze medalist Turkey's Yasemin Adar poses on the podium after the women's freestyle 76kg wrestling competition of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo on August 2, 2021 [JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images]

Turkey's Yasemin Adar won a bronze medal in the Tokyo 2020 Games on Monday, making her Turkey's first-ever Olympic medalist in women's wrestling, reports Anadolu Agency.

Adar won a bronze in the freestyle 76kg match by pinning down her Kyrgyz opponent Aiperi Medet Kyzy.

Adar had a 4-0 lead in the match at Makuhari Messe Hall.

Ranked 44th in the Tokyo 2020 medal count, Turkey has so far won five Olympic medals, including a gold in men's archery.

The Olympics will run through Sunday.

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