📩 21/09/2023 14:48
The 7th Traditional İsmet Atlı Karakucak Wrestling, organized jointly by Adana Metropolitan Municipality, Kozan District Governorship, Turkish Traditional Wrestling Federation, Adana Governorship Youth and Sports Provincial Directorate and Turkish Wrestling Foundation Adana Branch, will be held on Sunday, September 24, in the Faydalı District of Kozan District. . The press conference about the wrestling matches, which will start at 10 o'clock at the Martyrs' Park Football Field, was held at Adana Metropolitan Municipality.
Stating that it was a great pride for them to organize the Traditional Karakucak Wrestling, Adana Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Zeydan Karalar said, "We are excited to be holding the 7th of the wrestling matches we organized in the name of our fellow countryman, the late İsmet Atlı, one of our wrestlers who raised our glorious flag in the international arena and made the whole world say 'strong like a Turk'." we are in We know that it is necessary to continue such organizations for the development of wrestling, our traditional sport. Wrestling becomes more successful every year than the previous year. Nearly a thousand athletes will compete and we will give various awards. "We bow with respect to our fellow countryman İsmet Atlı and our legendary athletes who contribute to the promotion of our country in the world," he said.
Mithat Birer, Adana Provincial Representative of the Turkish Traditional Wrestling Federation, who shared some of his memories about İsmet Atlı and said that he was an athlete with great ambitions, stated that if a nation has a traditional sport, it has a high chance of gaining international success in that branch. Mithat Birer thanked Adana Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Zeydan Karalar for continuing İsmet Atlı Wrestling.
Turkish Wrestling Foundation Adana Branch President Mustafa Dönmez stated that world and Olympic championships contribute greatly to the promotion of a country and informed that Çukurova Karakucak Wrestling is the branch that contributes the most to the development of mat sports in the country.
Mustafa Dönmez and Mithat Birer gave a plaque of appreciation to Mayor Zeydan Karalar for his contribution to the sport of wrestling.