Turkey is a country that is growing a lot on the spearfishing side, and where this sport is followed by many passionate spearos. Sedat Osmanoglu, Captain of Team Turkey, has given us some information on the athletes and the strategy, and showed confidence aiming for first position of the champion ship!
ApneaPassion: Euro-African 2019: special situation with non-traditional fishing compared to warmer waters and also fishing starting from the shore…how did you choose the team and please present briefly each athlete?
Sedat Osmanoglu: We have had our regional and national competition, and I must say that water conditions looked like here and fish kinds are similar as in Denmark. We organized a camp that lasted 5 days and chose the strongest atletes, because this competition is very much based on strength and tough conditions. We slected the best 4 competitors for this Viking style competion. All athletes havge competed in Turkey and obtained good results.
AP: Expectations for this competition?
SO: Of course we wanna win, our target is first place.
AP: Key elements to be strong in this competition? (physical, tactical, experience in these waters..)
SO: We are ready physically and tactically too.
AP: Strongest teams and athletes to look at?
SO: As host Denmark and Johan have good experience in this areas. Other team is Spain, which is very well organized.