Turkish Wrestling Federation

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Turkish Wrestling Federation
Abbreviation TGF
Formation 1923
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Ulus, Ankara, Turkey
Coordinates 39°56′30.85″N 32°51′15.60″E / 39.9419028°N 32.8543333°E / 39.9419028; 32.8543333Coordinates: 39°56′30.85″N 32°51′15.60″E / 39.9419028°N 32.8543333°E / 39.9419028; 32.8543333
President Bekir Çeker
Affiliations International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA)
Website www.tgf.gov.tr

Turkish Wrestling Federation (Turkish: Türkiye Güreş Federasyonu, TGF) is the governing body for wrestling in Turkey. It aims to govern, encourage and develop the sport for all throughout the country.

TGF has been established in 1923, and is headquartered in Ankara.. TGF is a member of the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA).[1]

The federation organizes the national wrestling events, and European and World championships hosted by Turkey. In addition, the TGF promotes and organizes traditional wrestling styles such as oil wrestling and Karakucak.[2]

International achievements[edit]

Olympics[edit]

Year Host Country Rank Gold Silver Bronze Total
1936  Germany 7 1 0 1 2
1948  United Kingdom 1 6 4 1 11
1952  Finland 4 2 0 1 3
1956  Australia 2 3 2 2 7
1960  Italy 1 7 2 0 9
1964  Japan 3 2 3 1 6
1968  Mexico 5 2 0 0 2
1972  Germany 12 0 1 0 1
1984  United States 14 0 0 1 1
1988  South Korea 12 0 1 0 1
1992  Spain 7 1 2 1 4
1996  United States 4 2 0 1 3
2000  Australia 6 1 0 1 2
2004  Greece 14 0 1 2 3
2008  China 7 1 0 1 2
2012  United Kingdom 22 0 0 1 1

World Championships[edit]

Year Host Country Rank Gold Silver Bronze Total
1951  Finland 1 6 0 1 7
1954  Japan 2 2 3 1 6
1957  Turkey 1 4 2 2 8
1959  Iran 2 2 2 2 6
1961  Japan 7 0 4 6 10
1962  United States 2 3 1 5 9
1963  Bulgaria
 Sweden
4 2 0 3 5
1965  United Kingdom
 Finland
4 1 1 1 3
1966  United States 3 1 4 3 8
1967  India
 Romania
6 1 0 1 2
1970  Canada 8 1 0 1 2
1971  Bulgaria 13 0 1 0 1
1974  Turkey
 Poland
8 0 2 2 4
1975  Soviet Union 9 0 1 0 1
1977   Switzerland
 Sweden
15 0 1 0 1
1978  Mexico 15 0 0 1 1
1981  Yugoslavia
 Norway
11 0 1 0 1
1982  Canada
 Poland
11 0 1 0 1
1983  Soviet Union 12 0 1 0 1
1987  France
 Norway
23 0 0 1 1
1989   Switzerland 14 0 1 0 1
1990  Japan
 Sweden
20 0 0 1 1
1991  Bulgaria
 Japan
16 0 1 1 2
1993  Canada
 Sweden
 Norway
7 2 1 0 3
1994  Turkey
 Finland
 Bulgaria
5 2 1 0 3
1995  United States
 Czech Republic
 Russia
6 2 0 1 3
1997  Russia
 Poland
 France
2 3 2 0 5
1998  Iran
 Sweden
 Poland
13 0 2 1 3
1999  Turkey
 Greece
 Sweden
6 2 1 2 5
2001  Bulgaria
 Greece
21 0 0 1 1
2002  Iran
 Russia
 Greece
9 1 0 1 2
2005  Hungary 5 2 0 2 4
2006  China 13 0 1 2 3
2007  Azerbaijan 10 1 0 0 1
2009  Denmark 4 2 1 2 5
2010  Russia 9 1 0 2 3
2011  Turkey 7 1 2 2 5
2012  Canada - 0 0 0 0

European Championships[edit]

Year Host Country Rank Gold Silver Bronze Total
2008  Finland 4 2 1 3 6
2009  Lithuania 9 0 2 4 6
2010  Azerbaijan 3 2 1 3 6
2011  Germany 7 1 1 1 3
2012  Serbia 3 2 0 4 6
2013  Georgia 4 2 1 4 7

Notable wrestlers[edit]

Freestyle[edit]

Greco-Roman style[edit]

International organizations in Turkey[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Affiliated Federations". FILA. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  2. ^ "Yönetim Kurulu" (in Turkish). TGF. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 

External links[edit]