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).


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