Nazmi Avluca

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Nazmi Avluca
Personal information
Nationality Turkish
Born (1976-11-14) November 14, 1976 (age 40)
Kargı, Çorum Province, Turkey
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Greco-Roman
Club Ankara ASKİ Sport Club
Turned pro 1996
Coached by Mehmet Akif Pirim

Nazmi Avluca (pronounced [ˈnazmiː ˈavludʒa]; born November 14, 1976 in Kargı, Çorum Province), is a Turkish sports wrestler, who has won several titles at international competitions including four European and two FILA Wrestling World Championships in the Men's Greco-Roman category. He took also part at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics without success, and then finally achieved Olympic success with a bronze medal in 2008 in Beijing. He also competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Currently, he is an active member of the Emlakspor club in Istanbul.[3]

Born in the Central Anatolian town Kargı of Çorum Province, he began early sport wrestling at the Wrestling Training Center in Bolu in 1987. Admitted to the national Greco-Roman team in 1991, he won his first international gold in the 60 kg division at the 1992 World Cadets Championships held in Istanbul.

Nazmi Avluca was transferred to the German wrestling club 1. Luckenwalder SC in 2005,[4] where undefeated, he helped his team become the German champions in 2006 for the first time in their club history. He returned home to join Şekerspor Club in Konya before the 2006 World Championships [5]



  1. ^ "Avluca`dan altın madalya!" (in Turkish). Tüm Gazeteler. 2008-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Grand Prix Grekoromen`de Nazmi Avluca altın aldı" (in Turkish). Tüm Gazeteler. 2005-03-07. 
  3. ^ "Nazmi Avluca (1975 – .... )". Kim Kimdir? (in Turkish). 
  4. ^ "Team 1. Bundesliga 2005". 1. Luckenwalder Sportclub. 
  5. ^ "Nazmi Avluca: Dünyada yılın güreşçisi seçildim diye övünmem" (in Turkish). Zaman Online. 2007-03-01. 
  6. ^ "FILA Nazmi Avluca`yı grekoromende en iyi güreşci seçti" (in Turkish). Tüm Gazeteler. 2006-12-08. 

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