Hüseyin Özkan

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Hüseyin Özkan
Personal information
Birth name Huseyn Bisultanov
Nationality Turkish
Born (1972-01-20) January 20, 1972 (age 46)
Chechnya, USSR
Sport Judo
Event(s) Half lightweight
Club İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi S.K.

Hüseyin Özkan, née Huseyn Bisultanov (born January 20, 1972), is a Turkish judoka. At the 2000 Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia, he won the gold medal in the men's Half Lightweight (60–66 kg) category. He became so the first sportsman to win an Olympics gold medal for Turkey in judo. He is member of the İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi S.K..[1]

He was born in Chechnya, in the northern Caucasus of the former USSR, and grew up with his 9 siblings. He began judo in his hometown and continued in Turkey, where he moved at the age of 20.



  1. ^ "Olimpiyatlar ve İstanbul BB" (in Turkish). İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi S.K. 2012-02-20. Retrieved 2012-04-08.