– Second chief wrestler in a week from Ali Gürbüz
KOCAELİ – Ali Gürbüz defeated Faruk Akkoyun and became the chief wrestler in the 15th Traditional Hergeleci İbrahim Oil Wrestling, hosted by Kocaeli Kartepe Municipality.
Kartepe Mayor Mustafa Kocaman, AK Party Kocaeli Provincial President Mehmet Ellibeş, Başiskele Mayor Yasin Özlü, Provincial Police Chief Veysal Tipioğlu, Kocaeli Amateur Wrestling in Hergeleci İbrahim Er Square. Sport Clubs Federation President Murat Aydın, deputy mayors, headmen and wrestling lovers attended.
President Kocaman, who visited the grave of the deceased Persecutor İbrahim before the wrestling, said, “We commemorated our 1914 Chief Wrestler, the inventor of the shepherd’s game, Wrestlers Master Hergeleci İbrahim, at his grave. May the spirit of heaven rest in peace.”
35 wrestlers and more than 400 wrestlers joined the Traditional Hergeleci İbrahim Oil Wrestling, which was the first wrestling organization after Edirne Kırkpınar Oil Wrestling, and tied their arms in the private square. In the wrestling held in 13 categories, ambitious wrestlers fought fiercely.
“The scoundrel Ibrahim had his own style”
Pointing out that Kırkpınar chief wrestlers are in the soldiers’ square, Mayor Kocaman said, “Our ancestors, who add value to our Kartepe, are very important to us. Hergeleci İbrahim Kırkpınar was the trainer of the wrestlers. These competitions will always continue. Hergeleci İbrahim passed away in 1917. He had his own style. It is very important for us to keep his name alive. I played basketball for years. We should always keep sports in our lives. Our young people who are interested in sports will be very beneficial to the society. Sport We have young people in the branch. Our investments continue in this direction. Our investments in our youth continue throughout our district,” he said.
Ali Gürbüz became the chief wrestler
After the fierce struggle, the Başpehlivan of Kırkpınar Oil Wrestling competed with Faruk Akkoyun in the final. Gürbüz became the chief wrestler in the wrestling where there was a fierce struggle.