Turkish rhythmic gymnastics team wins European title

Turkey clinched a surprise gold medal at the European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Kyiv on Nov. 28 with victory in the group mixed apparatus final.

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Turkey’s women's national rhythmic gymnastics team won the 2020 European title on Nov. 28, the team's first-ever medal in the competition.

"Historic! Turkey wins their first-ever medal at a European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships after defeating Ukraine to the 3 hoops, 2 pairs of clubs gold!," the Turkish Olympic Committee tweeted.

The committee congratulated Duygu Doğan, Azra Akıncı, Peri Berker, Nil Karabina and Eda Asar for winning gold in Kiev.

Host nation Ukraine was awarded silver.

Turkish Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu congratulated the team on social media and said the win made Turkey proud of the team’s success.