- mayor's office
Our Barrier-Free Art Ensemble athletes made us all proud by winning a gold and a silver medal at the 2021 Para Dance Sport Polish Open Tournament...
The Beşiktaş Municipality’s Barrier-Free Art Ensemble represented our country by joining the European Para (Wheelchair) Dance Sport Championship organization held in Lomianki, Poland on October 8-10, 2021. Competing in 6 different categories, our athletes made our country proud by winning 1 gold and 1 silver medal. While Barış Bayraktar won the gold medal in the Men's Singles Freestyle category, Abdülkadir Ünal and Nezihe Koçak Ünal couple won the silver medal in the Duo Dance Sport category.
The Mayor of Beşiktaş Rıza Akpolat congratulated our national top-ranking athletes and said: “Barış Bayraktar, one of the athletes in the Barrier-Free Art Ensemble of our Municipality, raised our flag in Poland. We are proud of Barış, who became the champion in the freestyle men's singles Class 1 category in the International Wheelchair Dance Sport Competition. I also congratulate the couple Abdülkadir Ünal and Nezihe Koçak Ünal, who won the silver medal in the Duo Dance Sport Class 1 category in the championship. Now it's time for the World Championship. I congratulate all our national athletes who made us proud in the competition held in Poland. We will always stand by our athletes.