The first official race was held at Konya Veredom

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The first race of the Games, with 4,200 athletes from 56 countries, was held in the cycling division. The race will be held at Turkey’s first velodrome built in Konya, with 16 women and 19 men competing. Kazakhstan’s Rinata Surtunava won the gold medal in the women’s scratch race on her first day. Her second-place finisher in the race, Malaysia’s Nour Aisha Mohammad Zubir, took silver, while Uzbekistan’s Sophia Karimova, who finished third, took bronze. In the men’s race, Ahmed Al-Mansouri of the United Arab Emirates finished first and won the gold medal. 2. Iran’s Behnam Ariyan won silver and 3. Kazakhstan’s Alisher Zhumakan won bronze. At the awards ceremony held after the race, the athletes’ medals were presented by Konya 2021 Games Deputy General Coordinator Veli Ozan Cakr and President of the Turkish Cycling Federation Emin Mukhtuor.

Emin Müftüoğlu: “A very important seed has been planted for the future of cycling in Turkey”

Remarking that the first day of the Islamic Solidarity Games began at the indoor velodrome, the largest cycling facility in the history of Turkey, Emin Mukhtuor, president of the Turkish Cycling Federation, said: Nice race in this atmosphere. Here a very important seed was planted for the future of cycling in Turkey. We believe we can win medals at the Olympics and World Championships in the next few years and that is our goal. I hope that medal comes out of this facility. Thank you President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for bringing us this facility. He supports the cycling family a lot. These events are held under the leadership of the Minister for Sports. “They put a lot of effort into acquiring this facility. We thank them,” he said.

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Ugur Ibrahim Altai: ‘I want to be a worthy host for Konya and Turkey’

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Ugur Ibrahim Altai, mayor of the Konya metropolitan area, said that Konya hosts a very large organization. Organizing Islamic Solidarity Games in Konya. We hope to have the opening ceremony in the stadium with a great organization, with the participation of the presidents and heads of state, but the calendar is also starting to coincide with the arrival of the athletes and the competition. The official competition was held today at Turkey’s first Olympic velodrome. I wish all athletes the best of luck. We would like to host a suitable host for Konya and Turkey. The facility will host athletes at the games but later both cyclists from Turkey and major events.Our Konya is his 2022 Islamic City Sports Capital and in 2023 the World It is the urban sports capital and hosts many competitions. I hope it will be a very good organization.”

Mustafa Kavus: ‘Konya, the capital of sport, is now the capital of big organizations’

The Mayor of the District of Mustafa Kabush Meram said the Muslim Solidarity Games will completely open the door to a new world for the city and that Konya will host such a large-scale organization for the first time. , Konya is now also the capital of a large organization… The realization of this great international organization in Konya is itself a great success, and this success makes us very happy. Athletes, sports fans, and the eyes of his 2 billion Islamic world will flock to our city for his 10 days. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our city and county. Today we are at the velodrome to chase the first race. Konya has been preparing in the best possible way with all institutions to make the most of this opportunity. Hopefully it will be completed in the best possible way and will be a good reference for new organizations to come. ”

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