2 Turkish athletes win quota place for Olympic games

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ISTANBUL 

Two female Turkish athletes, fencer Irem Karamete and race walker Ayse Tekdal, booked their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games tickets.

Turkish Fencing Federation said that Karamete, 27, who placed at eighth position and collected 21 points at Qatar Grand Prix, won the quota place for the Olympics.

Also, race walker Tekdal finished in first place with 1 hour, 30 minutes, and 12 seconds in women’s 20 km walk at the 20th edition of the Balkan Race Walking Championships.

With this result, the 21-year-old Tekdal became the first Turkish female to participate in the Olympics Games in this discipline.

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