Hasan Gemici

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Hasan Gemici
Medal record
Men's Freestyle Wrestling
Representing  Turkey
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1952 Helsinki Flyweight
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 1951 Alexandria, Egypt Flyweight

Hazan Gemici (15 June 1927 – 25 June 2001) was a Turkish sports wrestler and trainer, who won the gold medal in the flyweight class of men's freestyle wrestling at the 1952 Olympics.

He was born in Giresun and died in İzmit, Kocaeli Province of Turkey.

Gemici began wrestling 1949 in İzmit (Kocaeli). He won the gold medal at the 1951 Mediterranean Games in Alexandria, Egypt, before he became Olympic gold medalist in Helsinki, Finland the next year. After retiring from the active sports in 1955, he served as a trainer in his hometown İzmit and later in Romania.

Hasan Gemici died on 25 June 2001 at his home in Izmit following chronic renal failure. He was succeeded by his wife Nezahat Gemici and five children. A sports hall in İzmit is named after him.[1]



  1. ^ Superspor Archived 20 January 2007 at Archive.is (in Turkish)