In the 'Metro Istanbul Strongman Challenge Train Pulling Competition', which was held for the second time this year, a 20-ton train was pulled in 47 seconds. Professional athlete Bora Güner was the winner of last year. Güner also broke the Turkish record in Viking Press, which was held for the first time this year, by lifting 260 kilograms. T1 in the competition, in which Metro Istanbul employees also participated. Kabataş-Bağcılar Tram Line came first.
Metro Istanbul, the subsidiary company of IMM, Turkey's most powerful urban rail system operator, continues to support sports and athletes.
The 'Metro Istanbul Strongman Challenge Train Pulling Competition', which was held for the second time this year, competed in addition to the professional athletes, as well as the employees of Metro Istanbul. Bora Güner broke a record with 260 kilograms and became the first in the Viking Press weight lifting competition, which was held for the first time in Turkey. Güner also did not lose the first place in the section where professional athletes competed. T1 in the Strongman Challenge, where nine groups compete in teams of five. Kabataş- Bağcılar Tram Line took the first place by pulling the 20-ton train in 47 seconds in 40.09 seconds.
“WE CARRY TWO MILLION İSTANBULERS EVERY DAY ON OUR 16 LINES”
Metro Istanbul General Manager Özgür Soy stated that they are always ready to support sports and athletes and said, “We are excited to watch this competition, which we organized for the first time, despite the difficult pandemic conditions last year, together with the people of Istanbul. We carry two million Istanbulites every day on our 16 lines. Metros are not just iron trains, it is our employees who give them their souls and move them. Train pulling competition; It has two meanings for us as it symbolizes the strength of our employees who continue to carry Istanbul by doing their duty uninterruptedly and selflessly without saying epidemic, earthquake or disaster.
T1 KABATAŞ-BAĞCILAR TRAM LINE WAS THE FIRST OF METRO ISTANBUL
In Turkey's first manpower train pulling competition, teams struggled to pull a 20-ton train within 47 seconds. In the event where 45 people from Metro Istanbul competed, T40.09 took the first place, pulling 20 meters in 1 seconds. Kabataş-Bağcılar Tram Line employees received. All the contestants participating in the event were given certificates for their performance in the tough fight, in which two female contestants also took part.
BODY SHOW BY PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES
After the competition held among Metro Istanbul employees, National Athlete Cenk Koçak and professional strongman athletes Bora Güner, Fatih Karaca, Gökhan Çiçek, Mirza Toptaş, Oktay Akay, Ozan Yaykır, Tuna Sivas and Tuna Tavus competed. The competition took place at the Alibeyköy Cep Bus Terminal. Two female competitors also took part in the train pulling competition, in which 45 people competed. Metro Istanbul and Turkey Powerlifting were organized in cooperation with Strongman and Street Workout Federation.