Turkey at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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Turkey at the
1996 Summer Olympics
Flag of Turkey.svg
IOC code TUR
NOC Turkish National Olympic Committee
Website olimpiyat.org.tr (English) (Turkish)
in Atlanta
Competitors 53
Ranked 19th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
4 1 1 6
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Turkey competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States.


Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Mutlu, HalilHalil Mutlu Weightlifting Men's Flyweight (54 kg)
 Gold Süleymanoğlu, NaimNaim Süleymanoğlu Weightlifting Men's Featherweight (64 kg)
 Gold Yerlikaya, HamzaHamza Yerlikaya Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman Middleweight (82 kg)
 Gold Demir, MahmutMahmut Demir Wrestling Men's Freestyle Super Heavyweight (> 100 kg)
 Silver Beyleroglu, MalikMalik Beyleroglu Boxing Men's Middleweight
 Bronze Pirim, AkifAkif Pirim Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman Featherweight (62 kg)

Results by event[edit]


In its fourth Olympic archery competition, Turkey's women nearly earned two medals. Elif Altınkaynak made it to the semifinals in the individual competition, and the women's team made it there in the team round. However, the semifinals were as far as any Turkish archer got, and Altankaynak and the team both lost there and in the bronze medal matches.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Women's Team Competition:

  • Altınkaynak, Nasaridze, and Ekşi → Bronze Medal Match, 4th place (2-1)


Men's Decathlon

  • Final Result — 7575 points (→ 29th place)

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification — 57.86m (→ did not advance)

Women's Marathon


Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

Men's Featherweight (– 57 kg)

Men's Lightweight (– 60 kg)

Men's Light Welterweight (– 63.5 kg)

Men's Welterweight (– 67 kg)

Men's Middleweight (– 75 kg)

Men's Light Heavyweight (– 81 kg)


Men's 400m Freestyle

  • Can Ergenekan
    1. Heat — 4:02.39 (→ did not advance, 27th place)

Men's 100m Backstroke

Men's 200m Backstroke

Men's 100m Butterfly

Men's 200m Butterfly

  • Can Ergenekan
    1. Heat — 2:01.65 (→ did not advance, 27th place)

Women's 100m Butterfly

  • Nida Zuhal
    1. Heat — 1:04.11 (→ did not advance, 35th place)

Women's 200m Butterfly

  • Nida Zuhal
    1. Heat — 2:18.46 (→ did not advance, 26th place)


Men's Light-Heavyweight (– 83 kg)

  • Final — 165.0 + 197.5 = 362.5 (→ 7th place)