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Turkey at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Turkey sent a team to compete at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. In total, 67 Turkish athletes went to Beijing, including 19 women.

Turkey at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of Turkey.svg
IOC codeTUR
NOCTurkish National Olympic Committee
Websiteolimpiyat.org.tr (in English) (in Turkish)
in Beijing
Competitors67 in 12 sports
Flag bearer Mehmet Özal
Medals
Ranked 38th
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

CompetitorsEdit

Sport Men Women Total
Archery 1 1 2
Athletics 6 9 15
Boxing 5 0 5
Cycling 1 0 1
Judo 1 0 1
Sailing 5 1 6
Shooting 1 0 1
Swimming 8 3 11
Table tennis 1 1 2
Taekwondo 2 2 4
Weightlifting 4 2 6
Wrestling 13 0 13
Total 48 19 67

ArcheryEdit

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Göktuğ Ergin Men's individual 660 23   Pombo (POR) (42)
W 106–103
  Lee C-h (KOR) (8)
L 109–117
Did not advance
Zekiye Şatır Women's individual 644 16   Romantzi (GRE) (49)
L 103–105
Did not advance

AthleticsEdit

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Halil Akkaş 3000 m steeplechase 8:44.70 12 Did not advance
Selim Bayrak 5000 m DNS Did not advance
10000 m N/A 27:29.33 11
Abdil Ceylan Marathon N/A 2:31:43 71
Recep Çelik 20 km walk N/A 1:32:54 49
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Eşref Apak Hammer throw 74.45 16 Did not advance
Ercüment Olgundeniz Discus throw 60.83 20 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Elvan Abeylegesse 5000 m 14:58.79 5 Q N/A 15:42.74 DSQ
(originally silver)
10000 m N/A 29:56.34 DSQ
(originally silver)
Merve Aydın 800 m 2:04.75 4 Did not advance
Alemitu Bekele 5000 m 15:10.92 3 Q N/A 15:48.48 7
Aslı Çakır 3000 m steeplechase 10:05.76 14 N/A Did not advance
Bahar Doğan Marathon N/A 2:37:12 50
Türkan Erişmiş 3000 m steeplechase 9:48.54 14 N/A Did not advance
Nevin Yanıt 100 m hurdles 12.94 3 q 13.28 8 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Karin Melis Mey Long jump 6.42 24 Did not advance
Sviatlana Sudak Torun Hammer throw 68.22 18 Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Furkan Ulaş Memiş Flyweight   Kumar (IND)
L RET
Did not advance
Yakup Kılıç Featherweight Bye   Shimizu (JPN)
W 12–9
  Chadi (ALG)
W 13–6
  Lomachenko (UKR)
L 1–10
Did not advance  
Onur Şipal Lightweight   Pedraza (PUR)
L 3–10
Did not advance
Adem Kılıçcı Welterweight   Saunders (GBR)
L 3–14
Did not advance
Bahram Muzaffer Light heavyweight   Aziz (KEN)
W 8–3
  Egan (IRL)
L 2–10
Did not advance

CyclingEdit

Mountain bikingEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Bilal Akgül Men's cross-country LAP (2 laps) 35

JudoEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Sezer Huysuz Men's −73 kg Bye   Iverson (AUS)
W 1000–0000
  Si (CHN)
L 0001–0010
Did not advance

SailingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Ertuğrul İçingir RS:X DSQ 28 15 19 27 19 12 23 23 6 EL 172 22
Kemal Muslubaş Laser 4 42 27 19 15 27 7 15 32 CAN EL 146 18
Deniz Çınar (s)
Ateş Çınar (c)
470 23 13 26 22 22 23 26 21 28 22 EL 198 28
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Sedef Köktentürk RS:X 26 25 26 27 28 24 24 DNF 27 25 EL 242 27
Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Ali Kemal Tüfekçi Finn 20 21 13 18 14 19 6 17 CAN CAN EL 107 20

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race;

ShootingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Yusuf Dikeç 10 m air pistol 566 45 Did not advance
50 m pistol 552 23 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ömer Aslanoğlu 200 m breaststroke 2:17.93 51 Did not advance
Serkan Atasay 200 m individual medley 2:05.25 42 Did not advance
Demir Atasoy 100 m breaststroke 1:02.25 39 Did not advance
Derya Büyükuncu 100 m backstroke 55.43 30 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 1:59.86 22 Did not advance
Deniz Nazar 400 m individual medley 4:30.80 28 N/A Did not advance
Kaan Tayla 50 m freestyle 22.66 37 Did not advance
Onur Uras 100 m butterfly 54.79 58 Did not advance
Ediz Yıldırımer 1500 m freestyle 16.28.79 35 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dilara Buse Günaydın 100 m breaststroke 1:10.45 28 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:31.86 32 Did not advance
Gülşah Günenç 200 m butterfly 2:14.44 32 Did not advance
İris Rosenberger 100 m butterfly 1:01.67 44 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Cem Zeng Men's singles   Merotohun (NGR)
W 4–2
  Karakašević (SRB)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Melek Hu Women's singles Bye   Pan L-c (TPE)
W 4–1
  Schall (GER)
W 4–2
  Fukuhara (JPN)
L 1–4
Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Servet Tazegül Men's −68 kg   Viera (CUB)
W 4–3
  Son T-J (KOR)
L 0–1
Did not advance   Bekkers (NED)
W 3–2
  Lopez (PER)
W 1–0
Did not advance  
Bahri Tanrıkulu Men's −80 kg   S Lopez (USA)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Azize Tanrıkulu Women's −57 kg   Teo (MAS)
W 7–4
  D Lopez (USA)
W 2–1
  Zubčić (CRO)
W 5–3
Bye   Lim S-J (KOR)
L 0–1
 
Sibel Güler Women's −67 kg   Sánchez (ARG)
L 0–4
Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Sedat Artuç −56 kg 115 DNF DNF
Taner Sağır −77 kg 165 DNF DNF
İzzet İnce −85 kg 170 6 190 DNF 170 DNF
Bünyamin Sudaş −105 kg 166 15 207 14 373 14
Women
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Nurcan Taylan −48 kg 84 DNF DNF
Sibel Özkan −48 kg 88 2 111 2 199 DSQ
(officially silver)

WrestlingEdit

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.

Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Sezar Akgül −55 kg Bye   Matsunaga (JPN)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance   Diatta (SEN)
W 3–0 PO
  Mansurov (UZB)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 7
Tevfik Odabaşı −60 kg   Ramazanov (MKD)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 16
Ramazan Şahin −66 kg Bye   Garzón (CUB)
W 3–1 PP
  Taghavi (IRI)
W 3–1 PP
  Tushishvili (GEO)
W 3–1 PP
Bye   Stadnik (UKR)
W 3–1 PP
 
Ahmet Gülhan −74 kg   Abdo (AUS)
W 3–0 PO
  Saitiev (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance   Cho B-K (KOR)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 9
Serhat Balcı −84 kg Bye   Cross (CAN)
W 3–1 PP
  Salas (CUB)
W 3–0 PO
  Abdusalomov (TJK)
L 0–3 PO
Bye   Danko (UKR)
L 0–3 PO
5
Hakan Koç −96 kg Bye   Kehrer (GER)
W 3–1 PP
  Muradov (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance Bye   Tibilov (UKR)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 7
Aydın Polatçı −120 kg Bye   Ishchenko (UKR)
W 3–1 PP
  Mutalimov (KAZ)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 8
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Soner Sucu −60 kg Bye   Albiev (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance   Monzón (CUB)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 7
Şeref Eroğlu −66 kg   Gergov (BUL)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 16
Şeref Tüfenk −74 kg   Abdulov (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 16
Nazmi Avluca −84 kg Bye   Khasaia (GEO)
W 3–1 PP
  Tahmasebi (IRI)
W 3–1 PP
  Fodor (HUN)
L 1–3 PP
Bye   Ma Sy (CHN)
W 3–1 PP
 
Mehmet Özal −96 kg   Kryoka (UKR)
W 3–1 PP
  Ežerskis (LTU)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 11
Rıza Kayaalp −120 kg Bye   Mizgaitis (LTU)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 11

See alsoEdit

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