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Turkish athletes left their marks in 2019 with outstanding achievements in international competitions.

Several major Turkish sports achievements took place in various branches such as diving, swimming, archery, wrestling, gymnastics, running and motorsports.

A Turkish diver, Sahika Ercumen, became the first Turkish woman to dive without air tanks in Antarctica on Feb. 5.

The 34-year-old also set a world record in women’s cave diving without fins on Oct. 28.

A European champion Paralympic swimmer, Sumeyye Boyaci, won silver medal in the Para Swimming World Championships in London on April 7.

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