Hurşit Atak

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Hurşit Atak
Personal information
Nationality Turkish
Born (1991-05-24) May 24, 1991 (age 25)
Şırnak, Turkey
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb; 9.8 st)
Country Turkey
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) –62 kg
Club ASKİ Sports Club, Ankara

Hurşit Atak (born May 24, 1991) is a Turkish weightlifter competing in the −62 kg division.[1] He is a native of Şırnak in southeastern Turkey.[2] Currently, he is a member of the ASKİ Sports Club in Ankara.[3]


Hırşit Atak was born to a village guard father in Şırnak on May 23, 1991. He has fourteen siblings, one of them being his twin brother.[4]

Atak became champion already at the national high school tournament held 2005 in Konya. In 2006, he became national champion in his age category in Aydın.[2]

At the 2010 World Junior Championship held in Sofia, Bulgaria, he won three silver medals in the 62 kg division.[1] Atak won the silver medal in the Clean&Jerk category and the bronze medal lifting 289.0 kg in total at the 2011 European Championships in Kazan, Russia.[4] Ge won the gold medal in Clean&Jerk and in total at the 2016 European Championships held in Førde, Norway.[5]


European Championships
Rank Discipline Snatch Clean&Jerk Total Place Date
 Gold –62 kg 170.0  Norway, Førde Apr 10–16, 2016
 Gold 296.0
 Silver –62 kg 161.0  Russia, Kazan Apr 11–17, 2011
 Bronze 289.0
World Junior Championships
Rank Discipline Snatch Clean&Jerk Total Place Date
 Silver –62 kg 126.0  Bulgaria, Sofia June 11–20, 2010
 Silver 160.0
 Silver 286.0


  1. ^ a b "Hurşit Atak' tan 3 Gümüşlü Dünya İkinciliği..." (in Turkish). Türkiye Halter Federasyonu. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2011-04-16. 
  2. ^ a b "Haltercilerin Hedefi Büyük". Şırnak Haber (in Turkish). Retrieved 2011-04-16. 
  3. ^ "Hurşit Çok Atak!..." (in Turkish). ASKİ Spor. Retrieved 2011-04-16. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b "15 kardeşli şampiyon". EuroSport (in Turkish). Retrieved 2016-04-12. 
  5. ^ "Avrupa Halter Şampiyonası'nda Türkiye'den 3 altın madalya". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2016-04-11. Retrieved 2016-04-12. 

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