Turkey wins first medal at Rio Olympics

Turkey wins first medal at Rio Olympics
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Published August 10th, 2016 - 12:28 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Turkey's Daniyar Ismayilov poses with his silver medal on the podium of the Men's 69kg weightlifting competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016.
GOH Chai Hin / AFP
Turkey's Daniyar Ismayilov poses with his silver medal on the podium of the Men's 69kg weightlifting competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016. GOH Chai Hin / AFP

Daniyar Ismayilov, competing in men's 69kg weightlifting, won Turkey's first medal in Rio after lifting a total of 351kg and bagging the silver. Shi Zhiyong of China took the gold with 352 kg.

With 36 points from Laura Sanders, Turkey also defeated the previously unbeaten Japanese team 76-62 in women’s basketball.

Nevriye Yilmaz scored 15 for the Turks, and Isil Alben added 14 more. Japan was led by Ramu Tokashiki who netted 13 points.

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