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Türkiye at the Olympics

Türkiye (commonly referred to as Turkey) which boasts land masses that are situated in two continents – Asia and Europe – first attended the Summer Olympic Games in 1908 and has participated in the highly-anticipated event since then, except for the 1920, 1932 and 1980 Olympiads.

Türkiye is ranked fifth in wrestling the world, and also a formidable force in weightlifting.

Türkiye 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.

At 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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