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Turkey Olympic Team at the 2016 Rio Olympics


Turkey at 2016 Rio Olympics



Turkey first participated at the Olympics in the year 1908. Since then, it has sent many athletes to compete in most of the editions of Summer Olympics. Turkey made its' first appearance in Winter Olympics in the year 1936, and has participated in most of the competitions since then.

Medals Won


In the past Olympic Games, Turkey has won over 88 medals: 39 of the medals are gold, 25 are silver and 24 of the medals are bronze. Most of the medals were won in wrestling. Having won most of their Olympic medals in wrestling, it is now considered the country's national sport. Turkey's second most medal-winning sport after wrestling is weightlifting.

Players to watch out for


Turkey is set to compete at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio. Yasemin Adar, the very first Turkish female wrestler to win a gold medal in European Wrestling Championship is one of the Turkish athletes to watch out for.

Arif Koc, who broke Turkish weightlifting record and holds World and Europe Champion titles, is set to compete in the weightlifting segment. The Turkish judo team, which won gold medal during the 2000 Sydney Olympics, is also to watch out for in the Rio 2016 Olympics. Taha Akgul, who has won gold medals at both the European and World Wrestling Championships, is another Turkish athlete to watch out for.

Turkey will also count on Selim Yasar. He won a silver medal during the World Wrestling Championship held in the US in 2015.

The 2016 Games in Numbers

  • Sports : 21
  • Athletes Participating : 103
  • Events : 92

Turkey Olympic Athletes at 2016 Rio Olympics

S.N.Athletes NamesSports
1Mete GazozM. GazozArchery
2Yasemin Ecem AnagözY. AnagözArchery
3Özge BayrakÖ. BayrakBadminton
4Işıl AlbenI. AlbenBasketball
5Olcay ÇakırO. ÇakırBasketball
6Nevriye YılmazN. YılmazBasketball
7Birsel VardarlıB. VardarlıBasketball
8Bahar ÇağlarB. ÇağlarBasketball
9LaToya SandersL. SandersBasketball
10Tuğçe CanıtezT. CanıtezBasketball
11Ayşe CoraA. CoraBasketball
12Şaziye İveginŞ. İveginBasketball
13Sebnem Nezahat KimyacıogluS.N. KimyacıogluBasketball
14Tilbe ŞenyürekT. ŞenyürekBasketball
15Esra UralE. UralBasketball
16Onur ŞipalO. ŞipalBoxing
17Önder ŞipalÖ. ŞipalBoxing
18Selçuk EkerS. EkerBoxing
19Ali Eren DemirezenA. DemirezenBoxing
20Batuhan GözgeçB. GozgecBoxing
21Mehmet Nadir ÜnalM.N. ÜnalBoxing
22Lasma LiepaL. LiepaCanoe sprint
23Ahmet ÖrkenA. ÖrkenCycling - Road
24Onur BalkanO. BalkanCycling - Road
25Ömer KaraevliÖ. KaraevliEquestrian
26İrem Karameteİ. KarameteFencing
27Tutya YılmazT. YılmazGymnastics
28Ferhat ArıcanF. ArıcanGymnastics
29Kayra SayitK. SayitJudo
30Dilara LokmanhekimD. LokmanhekimJudo
31Betkil ShukvaniB. ShukvaniJudo
32Büşra KatipoğluB. KatipoğluJudo
33İlke Özyükselİ. ÖzyükselModern pentathlon
34Hüseyin KandemirH. KandemirRowing
35Cem YılmazC. YılmazRowing
36Nazlı Çağla DönertaşN. DönertaşSailing
37Dilara UralpD. UralpSailing
38Deniz ÇınarD. ÇınarSailing
39Alican KaynarA. KaynarSailing
40Onur Cavit BirizO. BirizSailing
41Ateş ÇınarA. ÇınarSailing
42Yusuf DikeçY. DikeçShooting
43İsmail Keleşİ. KeleşShooting
44Erdinç KebapçıE. KebapçiShooting
45Yavuz İlnamY. IlnamShooting
46Viktoriya Zeynep GüneşV. GüneşSwimming
47Ekaterina AvramovaE. AvramovaSwimming
48Nezir KarapN. KarapSwimming
49Nida Eliz ÜstündağN.E. ÜstündağSwimming
50Melek HuM. HuTable tennis
51Ahmet LiA. LiTable tennis
52Servet TazegülS. TazegülTaekwondo
53Nur TatarN. TatarTaekwondo
54Çağla BüyükakçayC. BüyükakçayTennis
55Yasmani CopelloY. CopelloTrack & field
56Ramil GuliyevR. GuliyevTrack & field
57Jak Ali HarveyJ. HarveyTrack & field
58Yasemin CanY. CanTrack & field
59Emel DereliE. DereliTrack & field
60Karin Mey MelisK. Mey MelisTrack & field
61Özlem KayaÖ. KayaTrack & field
62Ali KayaA. KayaTrack & field
63Esma AydemirE. AydemirTrack & field
64Polat Kemboi ArıkanP. ArikanTrack & field
65Sheryf El-SheryfS. El-SheryfTrack & field
66Emre Zafer BarnesE.Z. BarnesTrack & field
67Kaan Kigen ÖzbilenK.K. ÖzbilenTrack & field
68Eşref ApakE. ApakTrack & field
69Halil AkkaşH. AkkaşTrack & field
70Kıvılcım KayaK. KayaTrack & field
71Tuğba GüvençT. GüvençTrack & field
72Izzet SaferI. SaferTrack & field
73Sultan HaydarS. HaydarTrack & field
74Tuğçe ŞahutoğluT. ŞahutoğluTrack & field
75Bekir KarayelB. KarayelTrack & field
76İlham Tanui Özbilenİ. ÖzbilenTrack & field
77Meryem ErdoğanM. ErdoğanTrack & field
78Ercan MusluE. MusluTrack & field
79Meryem AkdaM. AkdaTrack & field
80Tarık Langat AkdağT.L. AkdağTrack & field
81Mert AtlıM. AtlıTrack & field
82Ersin TacirE. TacirTrack & field
83Aras KayaA. KayaTrack & field
84Umutcan EmektasU. EmektasTrack & field
85Furkan SenF. SenTrack & field
86Daniyar IsmayilovD. IsmayilovWeightlifting
87Mehtap KurnazM. KurnazWeightlifting
88Assiya IpekA. IpekWeightlifting
89Rıza KayaalpR. KayaalpWrestling
90Taha AkgülT. AkgülWrestling
91Selçuk ÇebiS. ÇebiWrestling
92Yasemin AdarY. AdarWrestling
93Soner DemirtaşS. DemirtaşWrestling
94Cenk İldemC. İldemWrestling
95Selim YaşarS. YaşarWrestling
96Hafize ŞahinH. ŞahinWrestling
97Süleyman AtlıS. AtliWrestling
98Buse TosunB. TosunWrestling
99Elif Jale YeşilırmakE.J. YeşilırmakWrestling
100İbrahim Bölükbaşıİ. BölükbaşıWrestling
101Bediha GünB. GünWrestling
102Mustafa KayaM. KayaWrestling

Turkey Olympic Medals Table

GAMESSUMMER / WINTERMEDALS
  GoldSilverBronzeTotal
London 2012Summer Games2204
Beijing 2008Summer Games1438
Athens 2004Summer Games33511
Sydney 2000Summer Games3025
Atlanta 1996Summer Games4116
Barcelona 1992 Summer Games2439
Seoul 1988 Summer Games1315
Los Angeles 1984 Summer Games0033
Munich 1972 Summer Games0101
Mexico 1968 Summer Games2002
Tokyo 1964 Summer Games2316
Rome 1960 Summer Games7209
Melbourne / Stockholm 1956 Summer Games3227
Helsinki 1952 Summer Games2013
London 1948 Summer Games64212
Berlin 1936 Summer Games1012

Last Updated On : August 05, 2016



Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.

 

Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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