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TC Buse Savaşkan leaps to success in Turkey

A Turkish Cypriot high jumper leapt to seventh in the women's event at a major international athletics tournament.

TC Buse Savaşkan leaps to success in Turkey

Buse Savaşkan competed as part of the Turkish national team in the Balkan Indoor U20 event in Sofia, Bulgaria, on February 10.

The competition was held for the first time last year in İstanbul, where Turkish athletes won 20 medals.

Ms Savaşkan finished seventh out of an 11-strong field in her event, clearing a height of 1.65 metres but failing three times at 1.70m.

Dosi Panagiota, of Greece, took the gold medal as the only athlete to clear 1.79m, retiring after failing to clear 1.82m on her next attempt. Silver went to Amzucu Adina Ionela, from Romania, for her 1.76m clearance, with Sara Lucic, of Bosnia Herzegovina, having to settle for bronze because of initial failure before clearing the same height.

The overall competition saw Romania top the medals table with seven golds, three silvers and two bronzes. Turkey came in fifth with two golds among a total 15 medals.

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