Hatice Akbaş, in blue, claimed a gold medal in boxing at the FISU World Cup Combat Sports ©FISU

Hatice Akbaş, a reigning world boxing champion, was one of the home winners today who helped Turkey finish top of the medals table at the International University Sports Federation (FISU) World Cup Combat Sports here.

She captured the women's under-54 kilogram gold by beating Zeina Nassar of Germany; compatriot and fellow World Boxing Championships representative Gizem Ozer defeated her team-mate Urguya Us in the women's under-60kg final.

Berat Acar's victory was the most popular of the day in the men's over-92kg, with the Ondokuz Mayıs University student defeating Ukraine's Dmytro Lovchynskyi in the final bout of the night, leading to his supporters setting off pyrotechnics indoors.

Erivan Barut added another Turkish gold medal in the women's under-50kg final against Ukraine's Olha Shalimova, while another World Championships team member, Büşra Işıldar, defeated Seon Su-jin of South Korea in the women's under-75kg final.

Other notable victories included Ireland's Patryk Adamus defeating Emin Erdogdu from Turkey in the men's under-75kg and Kyrgyzstan's Omurbek Bekzhigit winning the under-80kg gold against Ivan Papakin from Ukraine.

Ukraine won four gold medals in the ring, with France claiming two as well.

In Greco-Roman wrestling, five nations won the five gold medals, with Turkey's Abdul Samet Basar defeating Mykyta Politaev from Ukraine 8-0 in the under-77kg category.

Parviz Nasibov of Ukraine was one of five Greco-Roman wrestling gold medallists today in Samsun ©Getty Images
Parviz Nasibov of Ukraine was one of five Greco-Roman wrestling gold medallists today in Samsun ©Getty Images

Ukraine's Parviz Nasibov, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic silver medallist, defeated Georgia's Otar Abuladze 8-5 in the under-72kg final.

Sajjad Abbaspourragani gave Iran the gold in the under-60kg by beating Dogus Ayazci from Turkey 8-0; while Sultan Assetuly from Kazakhstan won 2-1 over Turkey's Ahmet Uyar in the under-67kg final.

Finally, Hungary gained a win through Istvan Takacs in the under-87kg final by a 4-1 score to Emincan Enez from Turkey.

In karate, Drop Pelit won an all-Turkish final to take the women's kata gold in front of team-mate Keydan Nur Colak.

Turkey finished top of the medals table with 24 gold, 25 silver and 52 bronze medals; Ukraine and Iran placed second and third with 12 and 11 titles, respectively.