Turkish Karate Federation President Aslan Abid Uğuz expressed his need to bolster their medal report on the forthcoming European Championship, scheduled to happen in Spain from March 22-26.
Uğuz, who traveled to Konya for the second leg of the Karate 1 A Sequence held from March 10-12, informed Anadolu Company (AA) that the event is among the most vital occasions hosted by the World Karate Federation.
He additionally highlighted that the event in Athens, the primary stage of which was an excellent success, earned the athletes important factors within the rankings.
“After the catastrophic catastrophe that occurred, we’re striving to fix the injuries by means of sports activities, because the minister of Youth and Sports activities, Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu, elucidated. Practically 1,200 athletes representing 75 nations have assembled right here to compete. Our nation has additionally assembled a large squad of athletes, who would be the cornerstone of our nationwide crew,” he mentioned.
Uğuz underlined the necessity for at the very least 4 nationwide athletes to conclude the season as a “Grand Winner” on this planet rankings.
“Our athletes acquire precious expertise and ascend to new heights with the factors they earn. We now have the European Championship in Spain within the upcoming weeks, and we made historical past on the earlier event in Gaziantep with a powerful seven gold medals. Our aim is to emulate, if not surpass, this success in Spain and make our mark on the World Karate Championship, the place we now have not received a gold medal since 2014. Our mission is to put in writing a brand new chapter of triumph in Europe and, finally, crown karate with golden glory internationally,” he mentioned.
Medal-winning karatekas stand on the rostrum after the second leg of the Karate 1 A Sequence 2023 World Sports activities competitors, Konya, Türkiye, March 11, 2023. (IHA Photograph)
Uğuz proudly acknowledged that the federation had devoted itself to serving to the Feb. 6 earthquake survivors with the intention to make them neglect the traumatic occasions they’d endured.
He additionally talked about that he spearheaded a beneficiant initiative that offered numerous presents to the quake-hit youngsters.
“We loved an exquisite household dinner, and our youngsters proudly confirmed their help for our athletes. Waving the flags collectively and cheering on our athletes was a robust reminder that we’re all united as a nation. Although we could not have the ability to relieve the athletes’ ache, it’s essential that we exhibit our unconditional help and dedication to fostering a spirit of camaraderie all through our nation,” he mentioned.