Turkish athletes produced impressive results in Bulgaria ©Turkish Paralympic Committee

Turkey enjoyed strong success at the Para Taekwondo European Open Championships in Bulgarian city Plovdiv.

Şeyma Nur Emeksiz Bacaksız began the Turkish charge by winning the women’s over-58 kilogram competition K43.

She saw off competition from Serbia’s Bobana Kozic and Ukraine’s Yuilya Lypetska to top the podium places.

Her triumph was followed by a victory for Mehmet Serkan Serpici in the men’s under-75kg K42 competition.

The Turkish athlete beat Russia’s Lukman-Khakim Istamulov in the final.

Yildiray Erdiç and Ayşe Dudu Karatay both beat their sole challengers in the men’s under-75kg K41 and women’s over 58kg K42 competitions to continue Turkey’s gold medal success.

There was disappointment for Britain’s reigning world champion Amy Truesdale in the over-58kg K44 division.

She suffered defeat to Azerbaijan’s Aynur Mammadova in the final.

Denmark’s Lisa Gjessing emerged as the winner of the women's under-58kg K44 category event.

Gjessing was victorious against Mexico’s Claudia Romero in the gold medal match.

Russia celebrated gold medals in the men’s under and over-75kg K44 divisions.

Vladimir Feofanov won the former by beating his compatriot Magomedzgair Isladbirov in the final.

Zainutdin Ataev triumphed in the over 75kg competition, as he overcame Turkey’s Bayram Kayan.