Balkan Junior Championships held in Romanian town Piteşti at 1-2 July as Turkey topped the medal and points table.
Turkey is continue to dominating Balkan athletics in all level. After crowning race walking, half marathon and youth championships, Turkish team enjoyed another success in Piteşti at the Balkan U20 (Junior) Athletics Championships.
Turkish team competed there with 71-strong squad, showed the flag 22 of 42 podium ceremonies during two-day events, including they’ve had five double-flagged podiums. Turkish juniors won 11 gold, seven silver and nine bronze out there, a total of 27 medals, one gold more from host country Romania (10-7-9). Turkey U20 team also cumulated 359,5 points in all events to getting top place at the overall standings. After 42 competition concluded, Romania had 294,5 points while Greece took third place with 243.5 points.
Turkey’s all medals in Balkan Juniors 2017 is listed below.
400m men – Ahmet Kasap
1500m men – Abdurrahman Gediklioğlu
400m hurdles – Sinan Ören
5000m women – Latife Güneş
3000m women – Semra Karaslan
3000m men – Fırat Özkorkmaz
3000m steeple women – Yonca Kutluk
110 hurdles – Mikdat Sevler
High jump women – Merve Menekşe (equal winner)
800m men – Mehmet Çelik
4×400 men team relay
Heptathlon – Buket Katya Orhonsayın
Decathlon – Hüseyin Alper Gürses
3000m steeple men – Murat Yalçınkaya
Triple jump women – Tuğba Danışmaz
800m women – Semra Karaslan
5000m men – Ramazan Baştuğ
Javelin women – Rabia Karaman
Javelin men – Ümmet Değirmenci
Discus men – Berke İnaloğlu
3000m steeple men – Muhammed Çelebi
3000m men – Mücahit Bulut
1500m women – Ayşe Ecer
400m hurdles men – Mehmet Emin Bayram
400m – Mahsum Korkmaz
1500m – Abdullah Özdemir
Hammer throw women – Merve Yılmazer