Turkey at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Turkey at the Olympic Games

Flag of Turkey
IOC code  TUR
NOC National Olympic Committee of Turkey
Website www.olimpiyatkomitesi.org.tr (Turkish)
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Competitors 67 in 12 sports
Flag bearer Mehmet Özal (opening)
Azize Tanrıkulu (closing)
Medals
Rank: 37
Gold
1
Silver
4
Bronze
3
Total
8
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Turkey sent a team to compete at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. In total, 67 Turkish athletes went to Beijing, including 19 women.

Medalists[edit]

Competitors[edit]

Sport Men Women Total
Archery 1 1 2
Athletics 6 9 15
Boxing 5 0 5
Cycling 1 0 1
Judo 1 0 1
Sailing 5 1 6
Shooting 1 0 1
Swimming 8 3 11
Table tennis 1 1 2
Taekwondo 2 2 4
Weightlifting 4 2 6
Wrestling 13 0 13
Total 48 19 67

Archery[edit]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Göktuğ Ergin Men's individual 660 23  Pombo (POR) (42)
W 106–103
 Lee C-h (KOR) (8)
L 109–117
Did not advance
Zekiye Şatır Women's individual 644 16  Romantzi (GRE) (49)
L 103–105
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Halil Akkaş 3000 m steeplechase 8:44.70 12 Did not advance
Selim Bayrak 5000 m DNS Did not advance
10000 m N/A 27:29.33 11
Abdil Ceylan Marathon N/A 2:31:43 71
Recep Çelik 20 km walk N/A 1:32:54 49
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Eşref Apak Hammer throw 74.45 16 Did not advance
Ercüment Olgundeniz Discus throw 60.83 20 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Elvan Abeylegesse 5000 m 14:58.79 5 Q N/A 15:42.74 2
10000 m N/A 29:56.34 2
Merve Aydın 800 m 2:04.75 4 Did not advance
Alemitu Bekele 5000 m 15:10.92 3 Q N/A 15:48.48 7
Aslı Çakır 3000 m steeplechase 10:05.76 14 N/A Did not advance
Bahar Doğan Marathon N/A 2:37:12 50
Türkan Erişmiş 3000 m steeplechase 9:48.54 14 N/A Did not advance
Nevin Yanıt 100 m hurdles 12.94 3 q 13.28 8 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Karin Melis Mey Long jump 6.42 24 Did not advance
Sviatlana Sudak Torun Hammer throw 68.22 18 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Furkan Ulaş Memiş Flyweight  Kumar (IND)
L RET
Did not advance
Yakup Kılıç Featherweight BYE  Shimizu (JPN)
W 12–9
 Chadi (ALG)
W 13–6
 Lomachenko (UKR)
L 1–10
Did not advance 3
Onur Şipal Lightweight  Pedraza (PUR)
L 3–10
Did not advance
Adem Kılıçcı Welterweight  Saunders (GBR)
L 3–14
Did not advance
Bahram Muzaffer Light heavyweight  Aziz (KEN)
W 8–3
 Egan (IRL)
L 2–10
Did not advance

Cycling[edit]

Mountain biking[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Bilal Akgül Men's cross-country LAP (2 laps) 35

Judo[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Sezer Huysuz Men's −73 kg BYE  Iverson (AUS)
W 1000–0000
 Si (CHN)
L 0001–0010
Did not advance

Sailing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Ertuğrul İçingir RS:X DSQ 28 15 19 27 19 12 23 23 6 EL 172 22
Kemal Muslubaş Laser 4 42 27 19 15 27 7 15 32 CAN EL 146 18
Deniz Çınar (s)
Ateş Çınar (c)
470 23 13 26 22 22 23 26 21 28 22 EL 198 28
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Sedef Köktentürk RS:X 26 25 26 27 28 24 24 DNF 27 25 EL 242 27
Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Ali Kemal Tüfekçi Finn 20 21 13 18 14 19 6 17 CAN CAN EL 107 20

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race;

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Yusuf Dikeç 10 m air pistol 566 45 Did not advance
50 m pistol 552 23 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ömer Aslanoğlu 200 m breaststroke 2:17.93 51 Did not advance
Serkan Atasay 200 m individual medley 2:05.25 42 Did not advance
Demir Atasoy 100 m breaststroke 1:02.25 39 Did not advance
Derya Büyükuncu 100 m backstroke 55.43 30 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 1:59.86 22 Did not advance
Deniz Nazar 400 m individual medley 4:30.80 28 N/A Did not advance
Kaan Tayla 50 m freestyle 22.66 37 Did not advance
Onur Uras 100 m butterfly 54.79 58 Did not advance
Ediz Yıldırımer 1500 m freestyle 16.28.79 35 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dilara Buse Günaydın 100 m breaststroke 1:10.45 28 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:31.86 32 Did not advance
Gülşah Günenç 200 m butterfly 2:14.44 32 Did not advance
İris Rosenberger 100 m butterfly 1:01.67 44 Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Cem Zeng Men's singles  Merotohun (NGR)
W 4–2
 Karakašević (SRB)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Melek Hu Women's singles BYE  Pan L-c (TPE)
W 4–1
 Schall (GER)
W 4–2
 Fukuhara (JPN)
L 1–4
Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Servet Tazegül Men's −68 kg  Viera (CUB)
W 4–3
 Son T-J (KOR)
L 0–1
Did not advance  Bekkers (NED)
W 3–2
 Lopez (PER)
W 1–0
Did not advance 3
Bahri Tanrıkulu Men's −80 kg  S Lopez (USA)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Azize Tanrıkulu Women's −57 kg  Teo (MAS)
W 7–4
 D Lopez (USA)
W 2–1
 Zubčić (CRO)
W 5–3
BYE  Lim S-J (KOR)
L 0–1
2
Sibel Güler Women's −67 kg  Sánchez (ARG)
L 0–4
Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Sedat Artuç −56 kg 115 DNF DNF
Taner Sağır −77 kg 165 DNF DNF
İzzet İnce −85 kg 170 6 190 DNF 170 DNF
Bünyamin Sudaş −105 kg 166 15 207 14 373 14
Women
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Nurcan Taylan −48 kg 84 DNF DNF
Sibel Özkan 88 2 111 2 199 2

Wrestling[edit]

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Sezar Akgül −55 kg BYE  Matsunaga (JPN)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance  Diatta (SEN)
W 3–0 PO
 Mansurov (UZB)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 7
Tevfik Odabaşı −60 kg  Ramazanov (MKD)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 16
Ramazan Şahin −66 kg BYE  Garzón (CUB)
W 3–1 PP
 Taghavi (IRI)
W 3–1 PP
 Tushishvili (GEO)
W 3–1 PP
BYE  Stadnik (UKR)
W 3–1 PP
1
Ahmet Gülhan −74 kg  Abdo (AUS)
W 3–0 PO
 Saitiev (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance  Cho B-K (KOR)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 9
Serhat Balcı −84 kg BYE  Cross (CAN)
W 3–1 PP
 Salas (CUB)
W 3–0 PO
 Abdusalomov (TJK)
L 0–3 PO
BYE  Danko (UKR)
L 0–3 PO
5
Hakan Koç −96 kg BYE  Kehrer (GER)
W 3–1 PP
 Muradov (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance BYE  Tibilov (UKR)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 7
Aydın Polatçı −120 kg BYE  Ishchenko (UKR)
W 3–1 PP
 Mutalimov (KAZ)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 8
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Soner Sucu −60 kg BYE  Albiev (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance  Monzón (CUB)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 7
Şeref Eroğlu −66 kg  Gergov (BUL)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 16
Şeref Tüfenk −74 kg  Abdulov (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 16
Nazmi Avluca −84 kg BYE  Khasaia (GEO)
W 3–1 PP
 Tahmasebi (IRI)
W 3–1 PP
 Fodor (HUN)
L 1–3 PP
BYE  Ma Sy (CHN)
W 3–1 PP
3
Mehmet Özal −96 kg  Kryoka (UKR)
W 3–1 PP
 Ežerskis (LTU)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 11
Rıza Kayaalp −120 kg BYE  Mizgaitis (LTU)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 11

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