Mustafa Dağıstanlı

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Mustafa Dağıstanlı
Mehdi Yaghoubi, Mustafa Dağıstanlı, Mikhail Shakhov 1956.jpg
Dağıstanlı (center) at the 1956 Olympics
Personal information
Born 11 April 1931 (1931-04-11) (age 86)
Söğütpınar, Samsun Province, Turkey[1]
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Sport Wrestling

Mustafa Dağıstanlı (born 11 April 1931) is a retired Turkish wrestler. He had his best achievements in freestyle wrestling, winning gold medals at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics and 1954, 1957 and 1959 world championships.[1] In Greco-Roman wrestling he won a gold medal at the 1955 Mediterranean Games.[2]

Dağıstanlı took up wrestling in 1949 and in 1958 became member of the national team. Following his retirement, he entered politics and served between 1973 and 1980 as deputy of his hometown Samsun from the Justice Party. Recently, Mustafa Dağıstanlı owns an overland coach business in Ankara bearing his family name.[3]


  1. ^ a b Mustafa Dağıstanlı.
  2. ^ Mustafa Dağıstanlı.
  3. ^ City News Archived 29 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine. (in Turkish)

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