Swimming

Turkey breaks medal record at Tokyo Paralympic Games

Turkish athletes have bagged the 11th medal on the seventh day of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games, surpassing the 10 medal-record in the 2016 Rio Games.

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Turkish Paralympic shooter Aysegül Pehlivanlar won a silver medal on Aug. 31 in the P2 women's 10m Air Pistol event. She won with a total of 234.5 points in the final.

Turkish swimmers clinch top spots in Bosphorus cross-continent race

Turkish swimmers Polat Uzer Turnalı and Nida Eliz Üstündağ were the winners of the 33rd Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul on Aug. 22. 

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The unique open water swimming race is organized by the Turkish Olympic Committee between the Turkish metropolis' European and Asian parts since 1989.

OG 2020 - Robert Glinta: Tehnically and tactically it is most I could offer at this moment

AGERPRES special correspondent, Teodor Ciobanu, reports: Swimmer Robert Glinta finished the 100 meter backstroke, within the Tokyo Olympic Games, on 8th place, but was pleased that he gave it all he had and achieved a better time than in the semifinals and series.

OG 2020 - David Popovici: I don't believe I lost medal, I believe I won 4th place

AGERPRES special correspondent Teodor Ciobanu reports: Fourth place in the 200 m freestyle event, at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, is an excellent result for a 16 year old swimmer, David Popovici, who has all the qualities of becoming a superstar at the pool, but yet there remains a shadow of regret that he did not profit from the opportunity and didn't take a bronze medal for only 2/100.

Titmus wins duel in the pool as Dressel launches Olympic gold rush

Australia's Ariarne Titmus won a thrilling 400m freestyle duel with American great Katie Ledecky in the Olympic pool on July 26 as Caeleb Dressel launched his bid for a seven-gold spree in style.

The Tokyo Aquatics Centre also witnessed a dominant 100m breaststroke swim by world record holder Adam Peaty, who defended his title to give Britain its first gold medal of the Games.

Olympic Games/ David Popovici, Robert Glinta qualify for 200m freestyle, 100m backstroke finals

AGERPRES special correspondent Teodor Ciobanu reports: The Romanian swimmers David Popovici and Robert Glinta have qualified on Monday for the finals in the 200m freestyle and 100m backstroke, respectively at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020.

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