Thursday, August 22, 2019 5:06 PM
Our chairman hosted national sailor Ecem Güzel
Club Chairman Mustafa Cengiz hosted our national sailor Ecem Güzel after her historic qualification to Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
During the visit board member Banu Vahapoğlu and Sailing Branch's manager İsmail Uzunlar was also present.
Chairman Cengiz congratulated our Olympic athlete for her achievement while Ecem gifted the flag of Tokyo 2020 Olympics to Cengiz.
Then the two gave their comments about the qualification to Galatasaray TV. Here are their words.
Chairman Cengiz: "2020 Summer Olympics was also very important for us as a country. We wanted to host it with our state and people but it did not come to be. Hope, next one will be in Turkey. Ecem makes us proud since she is going to be representing our country in a branch that is not really known in Turkey as a woman. She is a source of pride for both Turkey and Galatasaray. She has a double responsibility. She made it into the top 10 in the world. She is a symbol of what a Turkish woman can achieve with the empowerment of our republic. Ecem is a representation of Turkish women. She is a representation of Turkish women of Galatasaray. I wish her success in the Olympics and believe in her abilities to realize her goals."
Ecem Güzel: "Participating in the Olympics is a dream for every athlete. My goal was to make into the qualification races this year and take a huge step in this road. I want to thank everyone in my club, Galatasaray. They gave me a lot of support in this challenge, both materially and mentally. I always felt the support of this big family. I want to thank every one of its members."