In the men's classical bow category of the World Archery Championships in Berlin, the capital of Germany, Turkish national archer Mete Gazoz faced his Canadian rival Eric Peters in the final. Gazoz defeated his rival 6-4 in sets of 28-27, 28-30, 24-28, 30-28, and 28-29 to win the gold medal.
Gazoz, who became the world champion after winning the Olympic championship before, made statements after his victory.
"It was very good. I loved Berlin very much, now I love it even more, it has gained meaning in my life. Yesterday, we achieved a great success as a team. Today, by winning, I became the best archer in the world and I will continue to be," Gazoz said.
Gazoz became the first Turkish archer to win a gold medal at the World Archery Championships and made history with this achievement. The national archer also became the first Turkish archer to compete in the final of the World Championship.
While Mete Gazoz won the gold medal in the championship, his rival in the final, Canadian Eric Peters won the silver medal, and Brazilian Marcus D'Almedia won the bronze medal and completed the championship.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated national archer Gazoz on his social media account.
"I congratulate Mete Gazoz, who made our country proud by winning the gold medal at the World Archery Championship and showed great success in archery, our ancestral sport," Erdogan said in his statement.
Source: Anadolu Agency