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).

Share:

Related Pages

Popular Content

Comments

Olympics Extra

The next Olympics will be the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, followed by the Winter Olympics 2022 in Beijing. Check out the list of olympic sports, as well as discontinued and demonstration sports.

How to Cite