First woman bringing the golden medal to Turkey in fencing sport

First woman bringing the golden medal to Turkey in fencing sport

Fencer Deniz Selin Ünlüdağ became European champion and is the first sportswoman bringing golden medal to Turkey in fencing.  

Becoming the European champion in star women sword category in the Stars and Youth European Fencing Championship, Ünlüdağ is the second fencer achieving this goal after İbrahim Ahmed Acar and the first fencer in women category in the history of Turkey.  

Competing in sword category in the championship organized in the city of Sochi of Russia, Ünlüdağ became entitled to get the golden medal by winning over her Bulgarian competitor Yoana İlieva in the final match. 

Murat Atalı, President of Fencing Federation of Turkey, made the following statement after the victory of Ünlüdağ:

"Our national athletes are continuing to make history in the Turkish fencing. Deniz has also reaped the fruits of her preparations made with our valuable trainers and coaches in the Turkish Olympiad Preparations Centre, and brought the European championship to our country second time.” 

Osman Aşkın Bak, Youth and Sports Minister, published a message of congratulations for Deniz Selin Ünlüdağ, saying that “This success of our national athlete made us proud”.