Olympic champion Turkish wrestler Taha Akgül on Wednesday won gold in the 2021 European Championships in Warsaw, Poland.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, quoting Anadolu News Agency, Akgül secured his eighth European title as the 30-year-old beat his Russian opponent Sergei Kozyrev via disqualification (9-2) in the men's freestyle 125-kilogram final.
He had previously won gold in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics Games.
The Turkish athlete, Akgül previously bagged European gold medals in Belgrade 2012, Tbilisi 2013, Vantaa 2014, Baku 2015, Novi Sad 2017, Kaspiysk 2018 and Bucharest 2019. He also clinched two gold medals in the World Championships at Tashkent 2014 and Las Vegas 2015.
The European Championships will end on April 25.