Hatice Kübra İlgün, a national taekwondo player from the Metropolitan Belediyespor, who made history by winning Bursa its first Olympic medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, was greeted with enthusiasm at the airport and in Bursa.
Hatice Kübra İlgün, the national taekwondo player of Bursa Metropolitan Belediyespor, who achieved a first by winning a bronze medal in 2020 kg at the Tokyo 57 Olympic Games, returned home. Greeted by a large group at Istanbul Airport, together with his family, the Mayor of Metropolitan Municipality Gökhan Dinçer, Bursa Provincial Director of Youth and Sports Salih Başparmak, Istanbul Provincial Director of Youth and Sports Burhanettin Hacıcaferoğlu and club managers, the National Athlete took the exit accompanied by flowers, torches and cheers. came. Hatice Kübra İlgün, who won the first Olympic medal for Bursa, shared her joy with her family and the crowd who came to welcome them at the welcome.
“I am happy and proud”
National Athlete Hatice Kübra İlgün, who expressed her feelings at the airport, said that she was very happy and proud to present such a success to Turkey. İlgün said, “I was very close to the gold medal, but it was a blessing. On my way to the Olympics, I always dreamed of circling the ring with the Turkish flag. This was also a bronze match. I dedicate this achievement to my country. To our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, our Minister of Sports Mehmet Kasapoğlu, our Federation President, our coach, our Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Alinur Aktaş, our club managers, our coaches, my family, and everyone who supports me and prays. The main architect of this success is my family. I am standing by the prayers of my mother and loved ones. I am happy and proud,” he said.
Hatice Kübra İlgün's mother, Selvi İlgün, stated that she was very happy and proud and said, “We wanted her to come here, we were waiting. Thank god. There is nothing more than luck. I would like to thank my daughter for bringing this medal to Turkey. I would also like to thank my teachers for their contributions," he said.
Successful athlete was given a flat
Later, Hatice Kübra İlgün, who went to Bursa, got out of the vehicle and was greeted by Bursa Metropolitan Mayor Alinur Aktaş, amid the applause of the young athletes waiting for her in front of the Historical Municipality Building. Receiving the successful athlete in the Great Hall, President Alinur Aktaş stated that they would reward Hatice Kübra İlgün, who achieved a special success, by presenting a flat instead of the money award determined previously with the regulation.
“We have experienced the excitement we have desired for years with Hatice Kübra”
President Alinur Aktaş, who stated that they experienced a different excitement and a first as Bursa, stated that they had predicted this result beforehand and that they were excited about it. Explaining that they are aware of Hatice Kübra İlgün's desire in this direction, President Aktaş said, “Hatice Kübra İlgün has made us proud by being third in the Tokyo Olympics. It was a first for Bursa. No athlete in Bursa has ever achieved a degree in the Olympics. I heartily congratulate Hatice Kübra İlgün, our teachers, club managers and her family. He will achieve successes that will make us proud in future organizations. Together with Hatice Kübra, we have experienced this excitement that we have desired for years.”
Expressing that she has more expectations as a city and club from Hatice Kübra İlgün, an athlete of Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Sports Club, Mayor Aktaş said that Hatice Kübra's success is also an example for young athletes. President Aktaş said, “I heartily congratulate Hatice Kübra. Congratulations. We have seen what good works the Metropolitan Belediyespor Club has done. On the one hand, we ensure that our children are engaged in sports, on the other hand, we create an infrastructure for talented young people to achieve success in the national and international arena. It provides services in 22 different branches. It is possible for us to achieve significant successes in different sports branches. The best example of this is Hatice Kübra İlgün.”
Goal is the gold medal at the 2024 Olympics
Hatice Kübra İlgün, explaining that she promised herself to go to the Olympics and return with a medal before the Tokyo Olympics, said, “I was very close to the gold medal. But sometimes things don't go the way you want them to. Lessons need to be learned from them. My country and Bursa needed this medal. I am happy to bring this success to my country, my city and my loved ones. I would like to thank our Metropolitan Mayor Alinur Aktaş and club managers for their support. I hope I will bring the gold medal in the 2024 Paris Olympics,” he said.