3 January 1982 |
Kalecik, Ankara, Turkey
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||115 kg (254 lb)|
|Coached by||Artun Talay|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||81.45 m (2005)|
Eşref Apak (born 3 January 1982 in Kalecik, Ankara) is a Turkish hammer thrower. Apak was a member of Fenerbahçe Athletics in Istanbul then transferred to Enkaspor, where he is coached by Artun Talay. The 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) tall athlete at 115 kg (254 lb) is a student of physical education and sports at Gazi University in Ankara.
Apak took part at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and won a surprising bronze medal with 79.51 m after the gold medalist Hungarian athlete Adrián Annus was disqualified by IOC for a doping violation. In 2005 Apak participated at the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Almería and won the gold medal with his throw of 77.88 metres.
His personal best performance, and Turkish record, is 81.45 metres set on 4 June 2005 at the Cezmi Or Memorial Games.
|2000||World Junior Championships||Santiago, Chile||1st||69.97 m NJR|
|2001||Mediterranean Games||Tunis, Tunisia||6th||71.06 m|
|2003||European U23 Championships||Bydgoszcz, Poland||2nd||76.52 m|
|2004||Olympic Games||Athens, Greece||2nd||79.51 m|
|2005||Universiade||Izmir, Turkey||2nd||76.18 m|
|Mediterranean Games||Almería, Spain||1st||77.88 m|
|World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||17th (q)||73.04 m|
|2006||European Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||19th (q)||70.17 m|
|2007||World Championships||Osaka, Japan||11th||76.59 m|
|2008||Olympic Games||Beijing, PR China||16th (q)||74.45 m|
|2009||World Championships||Berlin, Germany||27th (q)||70.70 m|
|2012||Olympic Games||London, United Kingdom||17th (q)||73.47 m|
|2015||World Championships||Beijing, China||17th (q)||73.01 m|
|2016||European Championships||Amsterdam, Netherlands||–||NM|
- "Sporcular/Atletizm-Eşref Apak" (in Turkish). Gençlik ve Spor Bakanlığı-Türk Sporcular 2012 Londra Olimpiyatlarında. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
- "Eşref Apak gelecekten umutlu". İnternet Spor (in Turkish). 11 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
- IAAF: Athletes currently suspended from all competitions in athletics following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation as at: 30.04.14
- Disiplin Kurulu Toplandı.
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