TURKEY: Greek national anthem cut halfway at the World Arm Wrestling Championships in Antalya


The Turks made a new provocation in Antalya during the awarding of medals to the winners of the World Arm Wrestling Championship by cutting the Greek national anthem halfway through it.

The Greek athlete Giorgos Charalambopoulos climbed to the highest step of the podium as he edged out second and third place, two Turkish athletes.

When the awards were completed, the Greek National Anthem began to be played in honour of Charalambopoulos, however it seems that the Turks could not bear to listen to it in its entirety and showed disrespect by stopping the anthem at the halfway point.

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Giorgos Charalambopoulos was named world champion in hand wrestling for the third time. The leading Greek armwrestler at +100 kg in the left arm took first place by beating the Turkey's Mustafa Altuntaş, who is one of the biggest names in the field in his country.

The Greek champion took first place and was undefeated, scoring 5 wins in total.

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