Turkey at the Olympics
Turkey which boasts off land masses that are situated in two continents – Asia and Europe – first plunged into the Summer Olympic Games in 1908 and has participated in the highly-awaited quadrennial meet since then save it for 1920, 1932 and 1980 Olympiads.
Turkey is ranked fifth in wrestling the world, and also a formidable force in weightlifting.
Turkey earned its first medal and gold medal at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games through Yasar Erkan who wrested the top position in the men’s Greco-Roman featherweight category in wrestling.
In the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games the nation manage to earn 8 medals (1 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze).
- Turkey at the Winter Olympics
- List of all countries that have participated at the Olympic Games.
- About sport in Turkey