Nasuh Akar

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Nasuh Akar
Medal record
Men's Freestyle Wrestling
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1948 London Bantamweight
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1951 Helsinki Bantamweight
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1946 Stockholm Bantamweight
Gold medal – first place 1949 Istanbul Bantamweight

Nasuh Akar (10 May 1925 – 18 May 1984) was a Turkish sports wrestler, who won the gold medal in the Bantamweight class of Men's Freestyle category at the 1948 Olympics.

He was born in the village Yiğitler of Boğazlıyan district of Yozgat Province.[1] Following his gold medal win at the 1948 London Olympics, Nasuh Akar became European and World champion. In 1952, he retired from active wrestling and served then as trainer.

He died on 18 May 1984. His wife Ayşe Akar succeeded him. A training sports hall in Eskişehir, opened in 1994, is named after Nasuh Akar.[2]


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