05 August Monday

Istanbul Hosted 2019 ETU Sprint Triathlon Balkan Championship

The 2019 Istanbul ETU Triathlon Balkan championships, organized by the Turkish Triathlon federation (TFF) with the support of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) was held on August 3rd-4th 2019 and ended at the Kartal beach in Istanbul.

Over 500 athletes from 16 countries, including Turkey participated in the Championship. Athletes completed in the stars, youth and elite categories by age groups.

On the first day of the championship, male and female athletes competed in the stars and youth categories. Turkish athletes won 12 medals at the end of the first day of competition, where the top athletes also ran for gold medals.

On the second day of the races, competitions were held in each age group category. The competition included athletes competing in the category of 750 meters swimming, 20 km cycling and 5 km running categories where highly appreciated. A series of relay races were held in the championship in which athletes between the ages of 20 and 74 competed.

In addition to professional athletes, children athletes competed in the Balkan Triathlon Championship. The children's races between the ages of 9 and 12 were held in the aquathlon stage where there was no bicycle racing. The future champion athletes who competed in the short-distance course gained experience for the competitions. They will participate in the years to come.

The athletes who complete the races were awarded medals, cups and money prizes.

An award ceremony was held on Sunday. The athletes received their medals from Oktay Aksu, deputy mayor of Kartal district. 

The names of the athletes who won medals in the championship are as follows:

Star Men

Erick Rogoz Lorincz
Mehmet Fatih Davran
Romas Catalin

Star Women

Delia Oana Dudau
Elif Polat
Aişenur Acar

Young Women

Özlenen İpek Günad
Lana Gavrilovic
Beyza Ayaşlıoğlu

Young guys

Bartu Ören
Emir Aracı
Gabriel Barac

Elite Women

Zeljka Milicic
İpek Oztosun
Ece Calp

Elite Men

Gültigin Er
Luka Grgorinic
Ali Rezvani

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