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    Turkey bags number 2 spot in Islamic Solidarity Games

    Turkey bags number 2 spot in Islamic Solidarity Games
    23 May 2017, Tuesday Modified: 10:05

    Last day of games in Azerbaijani capital sees 71 gold, 67 silver and 57 bronze medals for Turkey

    Turkey came in second at the end of the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, on Monday with 71 gold, 67 silver and 57 bronze medals.

    Azerbaijan ranked first with 75 gold, 50 silver and 37 bronze medals.

    The Islamic Solidarity Games was first held in Saudi Arabia in 2005 with 6,000 athletes from 55 nations competing in 15 different sports categories including taekwondo, swimming, shooting, athletics/para-athletics, weightlifting, wrestling and water polo.

    Turkey is scheduled to host the fifth contest in 2021.

    The medal rankings are:

    Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
    1 Azerbaijan 75 50 37 162
    2 Turkey 71 67 57 195
    3 Iran 39 26 33 98
    4 Uzbekistan 15 17 31 63
    5 Bahrain 12 5 4 21

    6

    Algeria 7 12 21 40
    7 Morocco 7 5 15 27
    8 Indonesia 6 29 23 58
    9 Egypt 6 5 7 18
    10 Kyrgyzstan 4 5 8 17
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