Talat Ünlü, President of the Turkish Weightlifting Federation, “Maybe we may not be able to raise a Naim Süleymanoğlu, but athletes who will walk in his path, who can win medals at the Olympics and become world champions will definitely grow in Turkey.” said.
Tarık Ünlü, Sadık Dirim Youth and Under-23 Weightlifting Turkey Championship held in Tokat, said that he was promising for the future of weightlifting.
“THE BASE OF THE HALTER OLYMPICS”
Ünlü emphasized that weightlifting is the basis of the Olympics. “It is a sport that has existed since the first Olympics. Weightlifting cannot be discredited. When you look at recent years, there has been a constant increase in the number of athletes in weightlifting, both female and male athletes.
There is a significant increase in the number of clubs. There is an increase in the number of provinces participating in weightlifting competitions. There is never a drop in weightlifting.” he said.
“WORLD CHAMPIONS WILL GROW IN TURKEY”
Noting that athletes such as Naim Süleymanoğlu and Halil Mutlu are rare in the world, Ünlü said, “They are exceptional athletes.
Here is a fact. We may not be able to raise a Naim Süleymanoğlu, but athletes who will walk in his path, who can win medals at the Olympics and become world champions will definitely grow in Turkey.” used the phrase.
“HE WILL HAVE SUCCESSFUL DAYS”
Noting that a quota competition was held for the Olympics a while ago, Ünlü said, “Yusuf Fehmi Genç won the gold medal at the Senior World Championships.
He is a very young athlete. This shows us that the Turkish weightlifting path is correct and that it will have much more successful days in the future.” said.
THERE ARE OVER 2500 ACTIVE ATHLETES
Ünlü stated that the Youth Olympics were held in 2018, “We have 2 athletes who are Olympic champions in the youth. They have won medals in the world and European championships.
I think that as the Turkish Weightlifting Federation, we will achieve the best of everything for the future by working hand in hand with our clubs, coaches and athletes. he said.
Ünlü added that there are more than 2,500 athletes who are actively engaged in weightlifting.