Mıgırdiç Mıgıryan

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Migir Migiryan
Mkrtich Mkryan.jpg
Mıgır Mıgıryan discus throwing at Robert College.
Personal information
Nationality Ottoman
Ethnicity Armenian
Sport
Sport shot put, discus throw, two handed shot put, pentathlon, decathlon.
Event(s) 1912 Summer Olympics
Updated on 4 February 2013.

Migir Migiryan or Mıgır Mıgıryan or Mığır Mığıryan (Armenian: Մկրտիչ Մկրյան Mkrtich Mkryan,[1] Turkish: Mıgırdiç Mıgıryan) was one of two athletes that represented Turkey's first official appearance in the Olympic Games which was held in Stockholm in 1912.[2][3][4]

Migiryan participated in shot put, discus throw, two handed shot put, pentathlon, and decathlon competitions.[5] Migir Migiryan along with ethnic Armenian Vahram Papazyan were the only two athletes representing Turkey in the country's first official participation of the Olympics.[6]

Life[edit]

Migir Migiryan attended the prestigious Robert College in Constantinople.[7] One of his classmates was Vahram Papazyan, another ethnic Armenian Olympian who would participate with him at the 1912 Olympics.[7]

When Turkey was admitted to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1911, president of Turkey's Olympic committee Selim Sırrı Tarcan placed advertisements in the local Ikdam and Sabah newspapers in order to recruit athletes for the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm.[3] Migiryan responded to the advertisement and expressed his desires to participate in the games.[3]

Unlike his counterpart Vahram Papazyan, who did not have the required finances to pay for the trip, Migir Migiryan came from a wealthy family who managed to cover all the necessary expenses needed for the trip to the Stockholm Olympics.[3]

Having participated in five different sporting events, Migir Migiryan holds the record of most sporting events participated by a Turkish athlete in Olympic history.[8]

Olympics[edit]

During the Olympics, Migiryan managed to play all five sports. However, while competing against famed athlete Jim Thorpe during the Decathlon, Migiryan suffered a wrist injury and was forced to discontinue.[8]

Results[edit]

Events Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Shot put N/A 10.63 19 Did not advance
Discus throw N/A 32.98 34 Did not advance
2 hand shot put N/A 19.78 7 Did not advance
Pentathlon N/A Elim-3 67 23
Decathlon N/A 1527.750 29

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Հայկական սպորտը Օսմանյան կայսրությունում մինչև Առաջին համաշխարհային պատերազմը, Հայոց ցեղասպանության թանգարան-ինստիտուտ. (in Armenian)
  2. ^ "Vahram Papazyan". Türk ansiklopedisi (in Turkish). Milli Eǧitim Basımevi. 25: 417. 1946. Retrieved 4 February 2013. Bunlardan Vahram Papazyan, Stokholm sefirimizin eşi tarafından kırmızı atlet fanilesinin üzerine dikilen beyaz Ay – yıldız altında yarışan ilk atletimiz oldu. Türkiye'nin ilk defa bir O. O.'nda devletçe gönderilen resmî bir sporcu kafilesiyle temsili 
  3. ^ a b c d "Olimpiyat Stadyumlarında İlk Türk Bayrakları" (in Turkish). T.C. Genclik ve Spor Bakanligi (Republic of Turkey Youth and Sport Ministry). Retrieved 4 February 2013. Osmanlı Olimpiyat Cemiyeti artık kurulmuştu ve bu iki sporcu bu derneğin verdiği belgelerle resmen bir Olimpiyat Oyunları'na ilk kez katılıyorlardı. Bu sporcularımız Vahram Papazyan ve Mırgırdıç Mıgıryan Efendiler idi. 
  4. ^ Yalçın, Soner (2008). Siz kimi kandırıyorsunuz! (1. baskı. ed.). Şişli, İstanbul: Doğan Kitap. p. 138. ISBN 9789759917098. Retrieved 4 February 2013. Peki: kendi paralarıyla 1912 Stockholm Olimpiyatlarına giden ve Ay Yıldızlı bayrağımızı uluslararası turnuvada ilk dalgalandıranlar Vahram Papazyan ve Mıgırdiç Mıgıryan adını hiç duydunuz mu? 
  5. ^ Erik Bergvall (ed.). The fifth Olympiad: the official report of the Olympic games of Stockholm, 1912 (PDF). Translated by Edward Adams-Ray. Swedish Olympic Committee. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 April 2008. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Heijmans, Bill Mallon, Jeroen. Historical dictionary of the Olympic movement (4th ed.). Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810875227.  "Armenia's first connection with the modern Olympics can be traced to the 1912 Olympics, when two Armenian track and field athletes represented Turkey. These two athletes, Mığır Mığıryan and Haret Papazyan, comprised the entire Turkish team in 1912, but they had, in fact, been sent to Stockholm by the Armenian General Sports Union."
  7. ^ a b Koptas, Rober (26 July 2012). "Olimpiyat tarihinin gayrı resmi sayfası". Agos (in Turkish). Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Hur, Ayse. "OLÝMPÝYATLARDAKÝ OSMANLILAR". Haber Ruzgari. Retrieved 6 February 2013.