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Turkey gets two Paralympics medals in Tokyo

Azerbaijan's Vugar Shirinli competes with Turkey's Recep Ciftci during the men 60kg quarter-finals during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on August 27, 2021. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP) (Photo by PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images)
Azerbaijan's Vugar Shirinli competes with Turkey's Recep Ciftci during the men 60kg quarter-finals during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on August 27, 2021. [PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images]

Turkey's Recep Ciftci bagged a bronze medal in men's Judo – 60kg, defeating Marcos Dennis Blanco of Colombia at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games today, scoring Turkey's first medal at the Games.

The Turkish judoka dominated the contest in Tokyo, winning it 10-1.

Vugar Shrinli of Azerbaijan won the gold medal in the event while Kazakhstan's Anuar Sariyev bagged the silver.

Ciftci's medal was followed quickly by another bronze in the women's weightlifting 55kg where Duman took to the podium. The 20-year-old lifted 117 kilogrammes in her first attempt and 124 kilogrammes in her second. She tried 126 kilogrammes to get gold but was unable.

Chinese Cuijuan Xiao won silver, while Ukrainian Mariana Shevchuk won the gold medal lifting 125 kilogrammes.

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