Turkey at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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Turkey at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  TUR
NOC Turkish National Olympic Committee
Website olimpiyat.org.tr (English) (Turkish)
At the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam
Competitors 31 in 6 sports
Officials Selim Sırrı Tarcan
Medals Gold
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Turkey competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

31 competitors participated at six sports branches of athletics, cycling, fencing, football, weightlifting and wrestling.[1]

In the Amsterdam Olympics, Turkey received fourth place for the first time ever. Tayyar Yalaz was the Turkish Olympian, whose name was listed in the official table of honor, which lists six best contestants in each event. He wrestled in the 67 kg division of Greco-Roman style to come in fourth.[2]


Men's 100 m flat

  • Mehmet Ali T. - Preliminary contest (1st round) 5th series, eliminated
  • Semih Turkdogan - Preliminary contest (1st round) 6th series, eliminated
  • Sinasi Sahingiray - Preliminary contest (1st round) 10th series, eliminated
  • Enis H. - Preliminary contest (1st round) 16th series, eliminated

Men's 800 m flat

Men's 1500 m flat

Men's Running high jump

  • Haydar S. - Preliminary contest 3rd series, 1.70 m

Men's 400 m relay


Track races

1 km against time

1 km scratch

  • Cavit Cav - Requalifying races 4th series, eliminated

4 km pursuit race


Men's sabre
Men's team sabre


Turkey National Football Team squad on 28 May 1928.
Coin toss between Turkey and Egypt captains on 28 May 1928.

The soccer team was beaten 7-1 by Egypt on May 28, 1928. Alaeddin scored Turkey's only goal. For Egypt, Moktar El-Tetch scored 3, Gamil El-Zobair scored one, Mohamed Houda scored 2, and Ali Reyadh scored one.

Team: Muhlis S., Ulvi Z., Burhan I., Şükrü H., Osman S., Alaeddin E., Nafız O., Latif Y., Cevad R., Mehmet S., Kemal F., Kadri D., Nihat A., Sabih M., Bedri H., Bekir R., Zeki R., İsmet S., Feyzi R., Şevki M.




Men's Greco-Roman style

Bantamweight (- 58 kg)

  • Burhan Conker - 2nd round, eliminated

Featherweight (58 – 62 kg)

  • Saim Arikan - 4th round, eliminated

Lightweight (62 - 67.5 kg)

Middleweight (67.5 – 75 kg)

Light heavyweight (75 - 82.5 kg)

  • Şefik A. - 2nd round, eliminated

Heavyweight (+ 82.5 kg)


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