Bahri Tanrıkulu

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Bahri Tanrıkulu
Personal information
Nationality Turkey
Born (1980-03-16) March 16, 1980 (age 34)
Ankara, Turkey
Residence Istanbul
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb; 13.4 st)
Sport
Country Turkey
Sport Taekwondo
Event(s) Middleweight
Club Kocaeli Büyükşehir Belediyesi Kağıt Spor Kulübü

Bahri Tanrıkulu (born March 16, 1980 in Ankara, Turkey) is a Turkish taekwondo practitioner, who competed in the Men's 80 kg division at the 2004 Summer Olympics held in Athens, Greece and won the silver medal. He studied at Akdeniz University.[1]

He is Turkey's first World and European Taekwondo champion. He was a member of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Sports Club before he transferred to Kocaeli Büyükşehir Belediyesi Kağıt Spor Kulübü. The 1.86 m (6.1 ft) tall athlete is student of physical education and sports at Akdeniz University.

He qualified for participation at the 2012 Summer Olympics[2] where he reached the semi final.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Bahri is the eldest of four siblings in a family originating from Diyarbakır. His brothers Tunç and Çağrı, as well as his sister Azize perform taekwondo. While Tunç retired from active sports, Azize and Çağrı are still competing.[4] Azize Tanrıkulu took also part at the Beijing Olympics winning the silver medal.[5]

Bahri Tanrıkulu married Tina Morgan (born 1982), an Australian taekwondo athlete on January 29, 2009 in Perth, Australia.[6]

Achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taekwondo Kafilesi Listesi" (in Turkish). Universiade 2005 Izmir. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  2. ^ "Türk Sporcular 2012 Londra Olimpiyatlarında-Tekvando-Bahri Tanrıkulu" (in Turkish). GSB. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  3. ^ "Men's +80kg Taekwondo at the 2012 Summer Olympics". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "İşte, Ailede Taekwondo Sevgisi...". Siyah Kuşak (in Turkish <accessdate=2012-08-11). 2012-10-27. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Getting a kick out of marriage <date=2009-02-04". In My Community. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  7. ^ ETU 1998
  8. ^ ETU 2000
  9. ^ ETU 2002
  10. ^ Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Sports Club (Turkish)

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