Turkey at the Olympics

Turkey, then the Ottoman Empire first participated at the Olympic Games in 1908 and has sent athletes to compete in most editions of the Summer Olympic Games since then. Turkey has also participated in most Winter Olympic Games since their first appearance in 1936. Turkish athletes have won a total of 104 medals, divided into 41 golds, 26 silvers and 37 bronzes. Turkey won the most medals in wrestling. The National Olympic Committee for Turkey, Turkish National Olympic Committee was created in 1908 and recognized in 1911.

Turkey at the
Olympics
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NOCTurkish National Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olimpiyatkomitesi.org.tr (in English and Turkish)
Medals
Ranked 32nd
Gold
41
Silver
26
Bronze
37
Total
104
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalsEdit

List of MedalistEdit

Medal Games Name Sport Event
  Gold   1936 Berlin Yaşar Erkan   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman Featherweight
  Bronze   1936 Berlin Ahmet Kireççi   Wrestling Men's Freestyle Middleweight
  Gold   1948 London Nasuh Akar   Wrestling Men's Freestyle 52 – 57 kg (bantamweight)
  Gold   1948 London Gazanfer Bilge   Wrestling Men's Freestyle 57 – 63 kg (featherweight)
  Gold   1948 London Celal Atik   Wrestling Men's Freestyle 63 – 67 kg (lightweight)
  Gold   1948 London Yaşar Doğu   Wrestling Men's Freestyle 67 – 73 kg (welterweight)
  Gold   1948 London Ahmet Kireççi   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman + 87 kg (super heavyweight)
  Gold   1948 London Mehmet Oktav   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 57 – 61 kg (featherweight)
  Silver   1948 London Halit Balamir   Wrestling Men's Freestyle - 52 kg (flyweight)
  Silver   1948 London Adil Candemir   Wrestling Men's Freestyle 73 – 79 kg (middleweight)
  Silver   1948 London Kenan Olcay   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman - 52 kg (flyweight)
  Silver   1948 London Muhlis Tayfur   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 73 – 79 kg (middleweight)
  Bronze   1948 London Halil Kaya   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 52 – 57 kg (bantamweight)
  Bronze   1948 London Ruhi Sarıalp   Athletics Men's Triple Jump
  Gold   1952 Helsinki Hasan Gemici   Wrestling Men's Freestyle Flyweight
  Gold   1952 Helsinki Bayram Şit   Wrestling Men's Freestyle Featherweight
  Bronze   1952 Helsinki Adil Atan   Wrestling Men's Freestyle Light-Heavyweight
  Gold   1956 Melbourne Mithat Bayrak   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman Welterweight
  Gold   1956 Melbourne Mustafa Dağıstanlı   Wrestling Freestyle Bantamweight
  Gold   1956 Melbourne Hamit Kaplan   Wrestling Freestyle Heavyweight
  Silver   1956 Melbourne Rıza Doğan   Wrestling Greco-Roman Lightweight
  Silver   1956 Melbourne İbrahim Zengin   Wrestling Freestyle Welterweight
  Bronze   1956 Melbourne Dursun Ali Eğribaş   Wrestling Greco-Roman Flyweight
  Bronze   1956 Melbourne Hüseyin Akbaş   Wrestling Freestyle Flyweight
  Gold   1960 Rome Müzahir Sille   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman Featherweight
  Gold   1960 Rome Mithat Bayrak   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman Welterweight
  Gold   1960 Rome Tevfik Kış   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman Light Heavyweight
  Gold   1960 Rome Ahmet Bilek   Wrestling Men's Freestyle Flyweight
  Gold   1960 Rome Mustafa Dağıstanlı   Wrestling Freestyle Featherweight
  Gold   1960 Rome Hasan Güngör   Wrestling Freestyle Middleweight
  Gold   1960 Rome İsmet Atlı   Wrestling Freestyle Light Heavyweight
  Silver   1960 Rome İsmail Ogan   Wrestling Freestyle Welterweight
  Silver   1960 Rome Hamit Kaplan   Wrestling Freestyle Heavyweight
  Gold   1964 Tokyo Kazım Ayvaz   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman Lightweight
  Gold   1964 Tokyo İsmail Ogan   Wrestling Men's Freestyle Welterweight
  Silver   1964 Tokyo Hüseyin Akbaş   Wrestling Men's Freestyle Bantamweight
  Silver   1964 Tokyo Hasan Güngör   Wrestling Men's Freestyle Middleweight
  Silver   1964 Tokyo Ahmet Ayık   Wrestling Men's Freestyle Light Heavyweight
  Bronze   1964 Tokyo Hamit Kaplan   Wrestling Men's Freestyle Heavyweight
  Gold   1968 Mexico City Mahmut Atalay   Wrestling Men's Freestyle Welterweight
  Gold   1968 Mexico City Ahmet Ayık   Wrestling Men's Freestyle Light Heavyweight
  Silver   1972 Munich Vehbi Akdağ   Wrestling Men's freestyle 62 kg
  Bronze   1984 Los Angeles Eyüp Can   Boxing Men's Flyweight (51 kg)
  Bronze   1984 Los Angeles Turgut Aykaç   Boxing Men's Featherweight (57 kg)
  Bronze   1984 Los Angeles Ayhan Taşkın   Wrestling Men's freestyle +100 kg
  Gold   1988 Seoul Naim Süleymanoğlu   Weightlifting Men's 60 kg
  Silver   1988 Seoul Necmi Gençalp   Wrestling Men's freestyle 82 kg
  Gold   1992 Barcelona Naim Süleymanoğlu   Weightlifting Men's 60 kg
  Gold   1992 Barcelona Akif Pirim   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 62 kg
  Silver   1992 Barcelona Hakkı Başar   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 90 kg
  Silver   1992 Barcelona Kenan Şimşek   Wrestling Men's freestyle 90 kg
  Bronze   1992 Barcelona Hülya Şenyurt   Judo Women's Extra Lightweight (48 kg)
  Bronze   1992 Barcelona Ali Kayalı   Wrestling Men's freestyle 100 kg
  Gold   1996 Atlanta Halil Mutlu   Weightlifting Men's 54 kg
  Gold   1996 Atlanta Naim Süleymanoğlu   Weightlifting Men's 64 kg
  Gold   1996 Atlanta Hamza Yerlikaya   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 82 kg
  Gold   1996 Atlanta Mahmut Demir   Wrestling Men's Freestyle 130 kg
  Silver   1996 Atlanta Malik Beyleroğlu   Boxing Men's Middleweight
  Bronze   1996 Atlanta Akif Pirim   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 62 kg
  Gold   2000 Sydney Hüseyin Özkan   Judo Men's 66 kg
  Gold   2000 Sydney Halil Mutlu   Weightlifting Men's 56 kg
  Gold   2000 Sydney Hamza Yerlikaya   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 85 kg
  Bronze   2000 Sydney Hamide Bıkçın   Taekwondo Women's 57 kg
  Bronze   2000 Sydney Adem Bereket   Wrestling Men's freestyle 76 kg
  Gold   2004 Athens Nurcan Taylan   Weightlifting Women's 48 kg
  Gold   2004 Athens Halil Mutlu   Weightlifting Men's 56 kg
  Gold   2004 Athens Taner Sağır   Weightlifting Men's 77 kg
  Silver   2004 Athens Şeref Eroğlu   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 66 kg
  Silver   2004 Athens Bahri Tanrıkulu   Taekwondo Men's 80 kg
  Silver   2004 Athens Atagün Yalçınkaya   Boxing Light flyweight
  Bronze   2004 Athens Eşref Apak   Athletics Men's hammer throw
  Bronze   2004 Athens Sedat Artuç   Weightlifting Men's 56 kg
  Bronze   2004 Athens Reyhan Arabacıoğlu   Weightlifting Men's 77 kg
  Bronze   2004 Athens Mehmet Özal   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 96 kg
  Bronze   2004 Athens Aydın Polatçı   Wrestling Men's freestyle 120 kg
  Gold   2008 Beijing Ramazan Şahin   Wrestling Men's freestyle 66 kg
  Silver   2008 Beijing Azize Tanrıkulu   Taekwondo Women's 57 kg
  Bronze   2008 Beijing Yakup Kılıç   Boxing Men's 57 kg
  Bronze   2008 Beijing Servet Tazegül   Taekwondo Men's 68 kg
  Bronze   2008 Beijing Nazmi Avluca   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 84 kg
  Gold   2012 London Servet Tazegül   Taekwondo Men's 68 kg
  Silver   2012 London Nur Tatar   Taekwondo Women's 67 kg
  Bronze   2012 London Rıza Kayaalp   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 120 kg
  Gold   2016 Rio de Janeiro Taha Akgül   Wrestling Men's freestyle 125 kg
  Silver   2016 Rio de Janeiro Daniyar Ismayilov   Weightlifting Men's 69 kg
  Silver   2016 Rio de Janeiro Rıza Kayaalp   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 130 kg
  Silver   2016 Rio de Janeiro Selim Yaşar   Wrestling Men's freestyle 86 kg
  Bronze   2016 Rio de Janeiro Yasmani Copello   Athletics Men's 400 metres hurdles
  Bronze   2016 Rio de Janeiro Cenk İldem   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 98 kg
  Bronze   2016 Rio de Janeiro Soner Demirtaş   Wrestling Men's freestyle 74 kg
  Bronze   2016 Rio de Janeiro Nur Tatar   Taekwondo Women's 67 kg
  Gold   2020 Tokyo Mete Gazoz   Archery Men's individual
  Gold   2020 Tokyo Busenaz Sürmeneli   Boxing Women's welterweight
  Silver   2020 Tokyo Buse Naz Çakıroğlu   Boxing Women's flyweight
  Silver   2020 Tokyo Eray Şamdan   Karate Men's 67 kg
  Bronze   2020 Tokyo Hakan Reçber   Taekwondo Men's 68 kg
  Bronze   2020 Tokyo Hatice Kübra İlgün   Taekwondo Women's 57 kg
  Bronze   2020 Tokyo Rıza Kayaalp   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 130 kg
  Bronze   2020 Tokyo Yasemin Adar   Wrestling Women's freestyle 76 kg
  Bronze   2020 Tokyo Ferhat Arıcan   Gymnastics Men's parallel bars
  Bronze   2020 Tokyo Taha Akgül   Wrestling Men's freestyle 125 kg
  Bronze   2020 Tokyo Ali Sofuoğlu   Karate Men's kata
  Bronze   2020 Tokyo Merve Çoban   Karate Women's 61 kg
  Bronze   2020 Tokyo Uğur Aktaş   Karate Men's 75 kg

Athletes with most medalsEdit

# Athlete Sport Games       Total
1 Naim Süleymanoğlu   Weightlifting 1988–2000 3 0 0 3
2 Halil Mutlu   Weightlifting 1996–2004 3 0 0 3
3 Mustafa Dağıstanlı   Wrestling 1956–1960 2 0 0 2
4 Hamza Yerlikaya   Wrestling 1996–2004 2 0 0 2
5 Hamit Kaplan   Wrestling 1956–1964 1 1 1 3
5 Ahmet Ayık   Wrestling 1964–1968 1 1 0 2
5 Servet Tazegül   Taekwondo 2008–2016 1 1 0 2
8 Mehmet Akif Pirim   Wrestling 1992–1996 1 0 1 2
9 Ahmet Kireççi   Wrestling 1936–1948 1 0 1 2
10 Taha Akgül   Wrestling 2012–2020 1 0 1 2
11 Rıza Kayaalp   Wrestling 2008–2020 0 1 2 3
12 Nur Tatar   Taekwondo 2012–2020 0 1 1 2


Change MedalistsEdit

  1. Adem Bereket from 4th place to bronze (Wrestling at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle 76 kg)
  2. Reyhan Arabacıoğlu from 4th place to bronze (Weightlifting at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 77 kg)

Disqualified MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Silver Sibel Özkan Weightlifting Women's 48 kg 9 August 2008
  Silver Elvan Abeylegesse Athletics Women's 10000 metres 15 August 2008
  Silver Elvan Abeylegesse Athletics Women's 5000 metres 22 August 2008
  Gold Aslı Çakır Alptekin Athletics Women's 1500 metres 10 August 2012
  Silver Gamze Bulut Athletics Women's 1500 metres 10 August 2012

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • "Turkey". International Olympic Committee. 27 July 2021.
  • "Turkey". Olympedia.com.
  • "Olympic Analytics/TUR". olympanalyt.com.