Turkey enjoyed a good day in Cyprus ©Xavier Servolle/WKF

Turkey were able to celebrate a hat-trick of men’s kumite titles at the European Karate Federation (EKF) Cadet, Junior and under-21 Championships in Limassol.

Eray Samdan delivered their first success of the final day of the Championships, when the under-21 kumite divisions were all in action in Cyprus. 

The under-60 kilogram division karateka performed impressively throughout the competition before defeating Spain’s Angel Medina Cisneros in the gold medal clash.

Russia’s Rishad Timerzianov and Kosovo’s Orges Arifi completed the podium after the pair were able to claim the division’s bronze medals.

Samdan’s victory was quickly followed by a triumph for his team-mate Burak Uygurin in the under-67kg event, as the Baku 2015 European Games champion defeated France’s Steven Da Costa.

Greece’s Dionysios Xenos and Ukraine’s Denys Kopytko received bronze medals.

Uğur Aktaş, a European Games bronze medallist, completed a hat-trick of Turkish gold medals after defeating Denmark’s Kevin Korte in the under-84kg event.

While his brother Steven had been able to earn silver in his event, France's Jessie Da Costa was forced to settle for a bronze, along with Croatia’s Enes Garibovic.

Italy’s Michele Martina defeated Ludvig Abild in the under-75kg final, with Hungary’s Gabor Harspataki and Macedonia’s Aziz Ismail taking bronze.

More titles were decided in Limassol
More titles were decided in Limassol ©Xavier Servolle/WKF

The final men’s event saw The Netherlands’ Tyron-Darnell Lardy earn over-84kg gold ahead of Croatia’s Filip Barac, while Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Sanin Kanlic and Turkey’s Alparslan Yamanoglu completed the podium.

Croatia weren’t to be denied success in the women’s under-61kg event as Tina Maric prevailed in the gold medal contest against Serbia’s Jovana Prekovic.

The podium was completed by Italy’s Viola Lallo and Germany’s Anna Miggou.

Miggou’s team-mate Johanna Kneer defeated Turkey’s Nurcan Cicek in the under-68kg division to win gold, while Sweden’s Lis Rasmusson and Bulgaria’s Aleksandra Stubleva received bronze medals having been eliminated in the semi-finals.

Spain’s Maria Torres Garcia won the over-68kg competition ahead of Italy’s Clio Ferracuti, with Greece’s Anastasia Alli and Denmark’s Sofie Abild securing podium spots.

Having had several near misses throughout the day, Sophia Bouderbane finally delivered a French gold by winning the under-50kg competition by brushing aside the challenge of Spain’s Morales Ozuna Gema.

Germany’s Wynnidea Hubrich Shara and Nur Akkurt Selva secured bronze medals.

The final women’s event of the day saw Russia’s Liudmila Goginova beat Croatia’s Sara Siddiqui in the under-55kg final, with Turkey’s Aleyna Sezer and Ukraine’s Anastasiia Miastkovska picking up bronze medals.