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Turkish Armed Forces Swimming Team Shines at International Masters Championship in Samsun

By Haberyaz May23,2024

Turkish Armed Forces Swimming Team Shines at International Masters Championship in Samsun

The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) Sports Power Swimming Team made a spectacular impact at the “International Masters Long Course Swimming Championship in Memory of Atatürk and Youth Sports Festival,” held in Samsun. The team clinched a total of 42 gold, 31 silver, and 40 bronze medals across various swimming disciplines.

Navy Lieutenant Mert Hepyükselen stole the spotlight by breaking the Turkish record in the 200m breaststroke with an impressive time of 02:48.65.

Here are the standout swimmers from the TSK Sports Power Swimming Team and their medal tallies:

– Lt. Hamdi Abanoz: 2 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze
– Navy Captain Ertunç Akdoğan: 6 gold, 1 bronze
– Senior Navy Captain İsmail İlker Bulut: 2 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze
– Navy Teaching Colonel Faruk Sarıbayır: 6 gold, 2 silver
– Senior Navy Captain İbrahim Erdoğan: 1 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze
– Engineer Colonel Galip Çağlar Coşkun: 1 silver, 6 bronze
– Navy Engineer Major Salim Engin Çalışan: 3 bronze
– Navy Engineer Major Sinem Tuğral Kurultay: 3 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze
– Teaching Navy Captain Sibel Savaşan: 8 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze
– Navy Lieutenant İlker Üstündağ: 1 gold, 1 silver
– Artillery Lieutenant Volkan Özkarakaş: 1 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze
– Teaching Senior Navy Lieutenant Mert Hepyükselen: 3 gold, 2 silver
– Legal Navy Lieutenant Sena Şimşek Helvacı: 1 silver, 1 bronze
– Supply Lieutenant Baturay Görkem Özdilli: 3 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze
– Senior Non-Commissioned Navy Officer Gazi Akar: 1 bronze
– Senior Non-Commissioned Artillery Officer Vedat Güneş: 1 gold, 1 bronze
– Senior Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Officer Özgür Ünal: 1 gold, 3 bronze
– Senior Maintenance Non-Commissioned Officer Adnan Yılmaz: 1 silver, 2 bronze
– Senior Non-Commissioned Navy Patrol Officer Ömer H. Kuttekin: 4 gold, 5 silver, 1 bronze
– Reserve Officer Sibel Tuna: 1 silver, 3 bronze

These significant achievements highlight the discipline and talent of the TSK athletes once again.

Source: Republic of Turkey Ministry of National Defense

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