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Turkish swimmer comes 2nd at world paralympic champs

Turkish athlete Sümeyye Boyacı came second at the World Para Swimming Championships 2019 on Saturday.

Boyacı finished the 50-meter backstroke in 44.74 seconds at the championships held in London, bagging the silver medal.

Sevilay Öztürk, another Turkish paralympic swimmer, ranked eighth in the same competition finishing in 50.54 seconds, while Beytullah Eroğlu came sixth in the men's 50-meter backstroke.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan congratulated Boyaci on the win in a tweet and wished her further success.

Turkey's Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu also congratulated the athletes over phone.

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