Kırkpınar Chief Wrestler Yusuf Can Zeybek wears the golden belt

Türkiye
Mon, 8 Jul 2024 10:17 GMT
The chief wrestler of the 663rd Historic Kırkpınar Oil Wrestling was Yusuf Can Zeybek, who defeated his rival Mustafa Taş in the final.
Kırkpınar Chief Wrestler Yusuf Can Zeybek wears the golden belt

Yusuf Can Zeybek, the chief wrestler of the 663rd Historic Kırkpınar Oil Wrestling, Mustafa Taş, who came second, and Hüseyin Gümüşalan and Serhat Gökmen, who shared the third place, received their trophies at a ceremony.

After the wrestlers took the podium in front of the protocol tribune, their awards and trophies were presented. Vice President Cevdet Yılmaz presented the golden belt of Yusuf Can Zeybek. CHP Chairman Özgür Özel and Minister of Youth and Sports Osman Aşkın Bak also presented the medals and trophies of the ranking wrestlers.

Edirne Governor Yunus Sezer, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Hamza Yerlikaya, CHP Group Deputy Chairman Ali Mahir Başarır, CHP Deputy Chairman Gökhan Zeybek, CHP Secretary General Selin Sayek Böke, CHP Edirne Deputies Ediz Ün and Ahmet Baran Yazgan, AK Party Edirne Deputy Fatma Aksal, CHP Trabzon Deputy Sibel Suiçmez presented the medals and trophies to the winners in other categories, Ekrem İmamoğlu, President of Union of Municipalities of Turkey and Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Ahmet Akın, President of Union of Cities Organising Oil Wrestling and Mayor of Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality, Filiz Gencan Akın, Mayor of Edirne, İbrahim Türkiş, President of Turkish Traditional Wrestling Federation, Şahin Hopur, Vice President of Turkish Traditional Wrestling Federation, Seyfettin Selim, Kırkpınar Wrestling Aga, presented the awards.

The 663rd Historic Kırkpınar Oil Wrestling ended with Yusuf Can Zeybek, the chief wrestler of 2023, lowering the Turkish flag, which he had raised during the official opening ceremony on Friday, again accompanied by the National Anthem.

Zeybek's fans celebrated the victory Yusuf Can Zeybek's fans celebrated the victory accompanied by drum and zurna. Zeybek's relatives took Zeybek on their shoulders after he defeated Mustafa Taş in the head wrestler competition in Sarayiçi Er Square.

Zeybek's fans took photographs with the head wrestler as he walked around the ring on his shoulders.

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