Turkey at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Turkey is expected to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games have been postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] Since the nation's official debut in 1908, Turkish athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, except the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles at the period of worldwide Great Depression, and the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow because of its support for the United States-led boycott.

Turkey at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Turkey.svg
IOC codeTUR
NOCTurkish National Olympic Committee
Websiteolimpiyat.org.tr (in English and Turkish)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors60 in 11 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

AthleticsEdit

Turkish athletes further achieved the entry standards, either by qualifying time or by world ranking, in the following track and field events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[2][3]

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
Track & road events
Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Polat Kemboi Arıkan Marathon N/A
Yasmani Copello 400 m hurdles
Mert Girmalegesse Marathon N/A
Ramil Guliyev 200 m
Salih Korkmaz 20 km walk N/A
Kaan Kigen Özbilen Marathon N/A
Women
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Meryem Bekmez 20 km walk N/A
Yasemin Can 5000 m
10000 m N/A
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Özkan Baltacı Men's hammer throw
Necati Er Men's triple jump
Eda Tuğsuz Women's javelin throw

BoxingEdit

Turkey entered one male boxer into the Olympic tournament. Batuhan Çiftçi scored a round-of-16 victory to secure a spot in the men's flyweight division at the 2020 European Qualification Tournament in London, United Kingdom.[4]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Batuhan Çiftçi Men's flyweight

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Turkey entered two riders to compete in the men's Olympic road race, by virtue of their top 50 national finish (for men) in the UCI World Ranking.[5]

Athlete Event Time Rank
  Men's road race
 

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Turkey entered three artistic gymnasts into the Olympic competition. Rio 2016 Olympian Ferhat Arıcan and rookie Navlı Savranbaşı finished among the top twelve eligible for qualification in the men's and among the top twenty in the women's individual all-around and apparatus events, respectively, to book their spots on the Turkish roster at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. Meanwhile, Ahmet Önder and İbrahim Çolak secured spots available for individual-based gymnasts, neither part of the team nor qualified through the all-around, in the parallel bars and rings exercises, respectively, at the same tournament.[6][7]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Ferhat Arıcan All-around
İbrahim Çolak Rings N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ahmet Önder Parallel bars N/A N/A N/A N/A
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Nazlı Savranbaşı All-around

KarateEdit

Turkey entered five karateka into the inaugural Olympic tournament. 2019 European Games medalists Uğur Aktaş (men's +75 kg), Ali Sofuoğlu (men's kata), Serap Özçelik (women's 55 kg), Merve Çoban (women's 61 kg), and Meltem Hocaoğlu (women's +61 kg) qualified directly for their respective kumite and kata categories by finishing among the top four karateka at the end of the combined WKF Olympic Rankings.[8]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Uğur Aktaş Men's +75 kg
Ali Sofuoğlu Men's kata
Serap Özçelik Women's −55 kg
Merve Çoban Women's −61 kg
Meltem Hocaoğlu Women's +61 kg

SailingEdit

Turkish sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the 2018 Sailing World Championships, the class-associated Worlds, and the continental regattas.[9][10]

Two-time Olympian Alican Kaynar (Finn), 470 crew brothers Deniz and Ateş Çınar, and Rio 2016 windsurfer Dilara Uralp were selected to the Turkish roster under the qualifying merit, while rookie Ecem Güzel beat her rival Nazlı Çağla Dönertaş to top the country's Laser Radial spot with a tenth place overall at the 2019 World Championships in Sakaiminato.[11]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Alican Kaynar Men's Finn N/A
Ateş Çınar
Deniz Çınar
Men's 470 N/A
Dilara Uralp Women's RS:X
Ecem Güzel Women's Laser Radial N/A

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

ShootingEdit

Turkish shooters achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2018 ISSF World Championships, the 2019 ISSF World Cup series, European Championships or Games, and European Qualifying Tournament, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by May 31, 2020.[12]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Ömer Akgün Men's 10 m air rifle
Yusuf Dikeç Men's 10 m air pistol
İsmail Keleş
Özgür Varlık Men's 25 m rapid fire pistol

SwimmingEdit

Turkish swimmers further achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[13][14]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Berkay-Ömer Öğretir Men's 100 m breaststroke
Hüseyin Emre Sakçı
Beril Böcekler Women's 800 m freestyle N/A
Women's 1500 m freestyle N/A
Viktoriya Zeynep Güneş Women's 200 m individual medley
Merve Tuncel Women's 1500 m freestyle N/A

TaekwondoEdit

Turkey entered four athletes into the taekwondo competition at the Games. Rukiye Yıldırım (women's 49 kg), İrem Yaman (women's 57 kg), double Olympic medalist Nur Tatar (women's 67 kg), and Nafia Kuş (women's +67 kg) qualified directly for their respective weight classes by finishing among the top five taekwondo practitioners at the end of the WT Olympic Rankings.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Rukiye Yıldırım Women's −49 kg
İrem Yaman Women's −57 kg
Nur Tatar Women's −67 kg
Nafia Kuş Women's +67 kg

VolleyballEdit

IndoorEdit

Women's tournamentEdit

Turkey women's volleyball team qualified for the Olympics by winning the final match and securing an outright berth at the European Olympic Qualification Tournament in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, marking the country's recurrence to the sport after an eight-year absence.[15]

Team roster
  • Women's team event – 1 team of 12 players
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1   China 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2   United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6   Turkey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers


25 July 2021 (2021-07-25)
16:25
v
China   v   Turkey Ariake Arena, Tokyo


27 July 2021 (2021-07-27)
16:25
v
Italy   v   Turkey Ariake Arena, Tokyo


29 July 2021 (2021-07-29)
21:45
v
United States   v   Turkey Ariake Arena, Tokyo


31 July 2021 (2021-07-31)
14:20
v
Argentina   v   Turkey Ariake Arena, Tokyo


2 August 2021 (2021-08-02)
14:20
v
Russia   v   Turkey Ariake Arena, Tokyo

WrestlingEdit

Turkey qualified four wrestlers for each of the following classes into the Olympic competition; all of whom finished among the top six to book Olympic spots in the men's freestyle (57 and 125 kg) and men's Greco-Roman (97 and 130 kg) at the 2019 World Championships.[16]

Key:

  • VT (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by fall.
  • VB (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by injury (VF for forfeit, VA for withdrawal or disqualification)
  • PP (ranking points: 3–1 or 1–3) – Decision by points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO (ranking points: 3–0 or 0–3) – Decision by points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST (ranking points: 4–0 or 0–4) – Great superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
  • SP (ranking points: 4–1 or 1–4) – Technical superiority – the loser with technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Süleyman Atlı −57 kg
Taha Akgül −125 kg
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Cenk İldem −97 kg
Rıza Kayaalp −130 kg

ReferencesEdit

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