İsmail Keleş

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İsmail Keleş
Personal information
Nationality Turkish
Born (1988-03-05) March 5, 1988 (age 30)
Ankara, Turkey
Residence Çankırı, Turkey
Education Military
Occupation Gendarmerie NCO
Years active 2007-present
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Country Turkey
Sport Air pistol
Event(s) 10 m air pistol, 50 m pistol
Club Jandarma Gücü
Coached by Yasemin Benay KELES

İsmail Keleş (born March 5, 1988 in Ankara, Turkey) is a Turkish sport shooter competing in the pistol events. By profession a non-commissioned officer at the Turkish Gendarmerie, the 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) tall athlete at 72 kg (159 lb), is a member of Jandarma Gücü Sports Club, where he is coached by Muhammed Topal.[1][2]

Keleş began with sport shooting in 2007. He has competed since 2008.[2]

He qualified for participation in the 10 m air pistol men event at the 2012 Summer Olympics after he won the silver medal at the 2012 ISSF World Cup held in Milan, Italy.[1][3] He also competed in the 50 m pistol at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[4]

At the 2013 European Shooting Championships held in Osijek, Croatia from July 21 to August 4, he won the silver in the 50 m pistol event together with his team mates Ömer Alimoğlu and Yusuf Dikeç.[5]

He competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the 10 and 50 m pistol.[6][7]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2012 ISSF World Cup Milan, Italy 2nd 10 metre air pistol 684.3[3][8]
European Championships Vierumäki, Finland 7th 10 metre air pistol 678[2]
2013 European Championships Osijek, Croatia 2nd 50 metre pistol Team 1,665[5]
2016 ISSF World Cup Münich, Germany 2nd 10 metre pistol 585 [5]


  1. ^ a b "Türk Sporcular 2012 Londra Olimpiyatlarda-Atıcılık-İsmail Keleş" (in Turkish). GSB. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c "Portrait of the Shooter-Keles Ismail TUR". ISSF. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  3. ^ a b "Atıcılıkta İsmail Keleş dünya ikincisi". Milliyet (in Turkish). 2012-05-07. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  4. ^ "İsmail Keleş Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Retrieved 2017-07-10. 
  5. ^ a b c "Atıcılıkta gümüş geldi". Sabah (in Turkish). 2013-07-30. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  6. ^ "Rio 2016 10m air pistol (60 shots) men - Olympic Shooting". International Olympic Committee. 2017-06-14. Retrieved 2017-07-10. 
  7. ^ "Rio 2016 50m pistol (60 shots) men - Olympic Shooting". International Olympic Committee. 2017-06-14. Retrieved 2017-07-10. 
  8. ^ "China's Tan comes back in Milan to win the 10 m Air Pistol Men final". ISSF. 2012-05-16. Retrieved 2012-07-09.