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Riza Kayaalp wins gold in Paris

Riza Kayaalp

Riza Kayaalp

Kayaalp beats Estonia's Heiki Nabi in men's Greco-Roman wrestling, 130-kg category, brings second gold medal to Turkey

Avrupa/London - Turkish Greco-Roman wrestler Riza Kayaalp became the second Turk this week to win gold in the Paris World Championships, beating Estonia's Heiki Nabi in the 130-kilogram category final on Tuesday.Twenty-eight-year-old Kayaalp beat Nabi 2-1 on the second day of the games, securing a third world championship title. Kayaal also won an Olympic bronze in at the London 2012 games.Atakan Yuksel, another Turkish wrestler, won bronze on Tuesday in the 66-kg category, beating Iranian Hossein Elyasi 2-1.Turkish wrestler Metehan Basar won gold on Monday by beating Germany's Denis Maksymilian Kudla in the 85-kg category final.

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