Turkey at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Turkey at the Olympic Games

Flag of Turkey
IOC code  TUR
NOC Turkish Olympic Committee
Website www.olimpiyatkomitesi.org.tr (Turkish) (English)
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Competitors 67 in 12 sports
Flag bearer Mehmet Özal
Medals
Rank: 37
Gold
1
Silver
4
Bronze
3
Total
8
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
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Intercalated Games
1906

Turkey sent a team to compete at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. In total 67 Turkish athletes went to Beijing, including 19 women.

Competitors[edit]

Sport Men Women Total
Aquatics, Swimming 8 3 11
Archery 1 1 2
Athletics 6 9 15
Boxing 5 0 5
Cycling, Mountain bike 1 0 1
Judo 1 0 1
Sailing 5 1 6
Shooting 1 0 1
Table tennis 1 1 2
Taekwondo 2 2 4
Weightlifting 4 2 6
Wrestling 13 0 13
Total 48 19 67

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 2 0 2
Boxing 0 0 1 1
Taekwondo 0 1 1 2
Weightlifting 0 1 0 1
Wrestling 1 0 1 2
Total 1 4 3 8

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Şahin, RamazanRamazan Şahin Wrestling Men's freestyle 66 kg
 Silver Abeylegesse, ElvanElvan Abeylegesse Athletics Women's 5,000 metre
 Silver Abeylegesse, ElvanElvan Abeylegesse Athletics Women's 10,000 metre
 Silver Tanrıkulu, AzizeAzize Tanrıkulu Taekwondo Women's 57 kg
 Silver Özkan, SibelSibel Özkan Weightlifting Women's 48 kg
 Bronze Kılıç, YakupYakup Kılıç Boxing Men's 57 kg
 Bronze Tazegül, ServetServet Tazegül Taekwondo Men's 68 kg
 Bronze Avluca, NazmiNazmi Avluca Wrestling Men's greco-roman 84 kg

Results by event[edit]

Aquatics[edit]

Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming[edit]

Men

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Derya Büyükuncu 100 m backstroke 55.43 30 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 1:59.86 22 Did not advance
Kaan Tayla 50 m freestyle 22.66 37 Did not advance
Ediz Yıldırımer 1500 m freestyle 16.28.79 35 Did not advance
Demir Atasoy 100 m breaststroke 1:02.25 39 Did not advance
Ömer Arslanoğlu 200 m breaststroke 2:17.93 51 Did not advance
Onur Uras 100 m butterfly 54.79 58 Did not advance
Serkan Atasay 200 m individual medley 2:05.25 42 Did not advance
Deniz Nazar 400 m individual medley 4:30.80 28 Did not advance

Women

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
İris Rosenberger 100 m butterfly 1:01.67 44 Did not advance
Gülşah Günenç 200 m butterfly 2:14.44 32 Did not advance
Buse Günaydın 100 m breaststroke 1:10.45 28 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:31.86 32 Did not advance

Archery pictogram.svg Archery[edit]

Men's recurve

Athlete Event Ranking round 1/32 round 1/16 round 1/8 round Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Rank
Score Rank
Göktuğ Ergin Individual 660 23 Q  Pombo (POR)
W 106–103
 Lee (KOR)
L 109–117
Did not advance 17

Women's recurve

Athlete Event Ranking round 1/32 round 1/16 round 1/8 round Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Rank
Score Rank
Zekiye Şatır Individual 644 16 Q  Romantzi (GRE)
L 103–105
Did not advance 33

Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics[edit]

Men's track and road

Athlete Event Round 1 Semifinal Final Rank
Heat Time Rank Heat Time Rank Time Rank
Selim Bayrak 5000 m Did not start Did not advance
10000 m 27:29.33 11 11
Halil Akkaş 3000 m sc 3 8:44.70 12 Did not advance 35
Abdil Ceylan Marathon 2:31:43 71 71
Recep Çelik 20 km walk 1:32:54 49 49

Men's field

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Ercüment Olgundeniz Discus throw 60.83 20 Did not advance
Eşref Apak Hammer throw 74.45 16 Did not advance

Women's track and road

Athlete Event Round 1 Semifinal Final Rank
Heat Time Rank Heat Time Rank Time Rank
Merve Aydın 800 m 3 2:04.75 4 Did not advance 33
Alemitu Bekele 5000 m 1 15:10.92 3 Q 15:48.48 7 7
Elvan Abeylegesse 5000 m 2 14:58.79 5 Q 15:42.74 2 Silver medal icon.svg
10000 m 29:56.34 2 Silver medal icon.svg
Nevin Yanıt 100 m hl 1 12.94 3 q 1 13.28 8 Did not advance 14
Türkan Erişmiş 3000 m sc 1 9:48.54 14 Did not advance 33
Aslı Çakır 3000 m sc 2 10:05.76 14 Did not advance 44
Bahar Doğan Marathon 2:37:12 50 50

Women's field

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Karin Melis Mey Long jump 6.42 24 Did not advance
Sviatlana Sudak Torun Hammer throw 68.22 18 Did not advance

Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing[edit]

Men

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Rank
Furkan Ulaş Memiş 51 kg  Kumar (IND)
L RET
Did not advance 17
Yakup Kılıç 57 kg Bye  Shimizu (JPN)
W 12–9
 Chadi (ALG)
W 13–6
 Lomanchenko (UKR)
L 1–10
Did not advance Bronze medal icon.svg
Onur Şipal 60 kg  Pedraza (PUR)
L 3–10
Did not advance 17
Adem Kılıçcı 69 kg  Saunders (GBR)
L 3–14
Did not advance 17
Bahram Muzaffer 81 kg  Aziz (KEN)
W 8–3
 Egan (IRL)
L 2–10
Did not advance 9

Cycling[edit]

Cycling (mountain biking) pictogram.svg Mountain bike[edit]

Men

Athlete Event Time Rank
Bilal Akgül Cross-country LAP (2 laps) 35

Judo pictogram.svg Judo[edit]

Men

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Rank
Sezer Huysuz 73 kg  Iverson (AUS)
W 1000–0000
 Si (CHN)
L 0001–0010
Did not advance 9

Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing[edit]

Men

Athlete Event Race Total Rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Ertuğrul İçingir Sailboard 36 28 15 19 27 19 12 23 23 6 DNQ 172 22
Kemal Muslubaş Laser 4 42 27 19 15 27 7 15 32 CAN DNQ 146 18
Deniz Çınar (s)
Ateş Çınar (c)
470 23 13 26 22 22 23 26 21 28 22 DNQ 198 28
Ali Kemal Tüfekçi Finn 20 21 13 18 14 19 6 17 DNQ 107 20

Women

Athlete Event Race Total Rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Sedef Köktentürk Sailboard 26 25 26 27 28 24 24 28 27 25 DNQ 242 27

Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting[edit]

Men

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Total Rank
Yusuf Dikeç 10 m air pistol 566 45 Did not advance
50 m pistol 552 23 Did not advance

Table tennis pictogram.svg Table tennis[edit]

Men

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Rank
Cem Zeng Singles  Merotohun (NGR)
W 4–2
 Karakašević (SRB)
L 1–4
Did not advance 33

Women

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Rank
Melek Hu Singles Bye  Pan (TPE)
W 4–1
 Schall (GER)
W 4–2
 Fukuhara (JPN)
L 1–4
Did not advance 17

Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo[edit]

Men

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Rank
Servet Tazegül 68 kg  Viera (CUB)
W 4–3
 Son (KOR)
L 0–1
Repechage
 Bekkers (NED)
W 3–2
Repechage
 Lopez (PER)
W 1–0
Bronze medal icon.svg
Bahri Tanrıkulu 80 kg  Lopez (USA)
L 0–3
Did not advance 9

Women

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Rank
Azize Tanrıkulu 57 kg  Elaine (MAS)
W 7–4
 Lopez (USA)
W 2–1
 Zubčić (CRO)
W 5–3
 Lim (KOR)
L 0–1
Silver medal icon.svg
Sibel Güler 67 kg  Sánchez (ARG)
L 0–4
Did not advance 9

Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting[edit]

Men

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
1 2 3 1 2 3
Sedat Artuç 56 kg 115 115 115 DNF
Taner Sağır 77 kg 165 165 165 DNF
İzzet İnce 85 kg 165 165 170 190 DNF
Bünyamin Sudaş 105 kg 163 166 166 202 207 210 373 14

Women

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
1 2 3 1 2 3
Nurcan Taylan 48 kg 84 84 84 DNF
Sibel Özkan 48 kg 86 88 88 108 108 111 199 Silver medal icon.svg

Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling[edit]

Men's freestyle

Athlete Event Qualification 1/8 final Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Rank
Sezar Akgül 55 kg Bye  Matsunaga (JPN)
L 0–5, 0–3
Repechage
 Diatta (SEN)
W 1–0, 1–0
Repechage
 Mansurov (UZB)
L 0–4, 0–4
Did not advance 7
Tevfik Odabaşı 60 kg  Ramazanov (MKD)
L 7–0, 0–2, 0–2
Did not advance 16
Ramazan Şahin 66 kg Bye  Garzon (CUB)
W 1–0, 7–4
 Taghavi (IRI)
W 3–0, 3–1
 Tunshishvili (GEO)
W 1–0, 3–1
 Stadnik (UKR)
W 2–2, 2–1, 2–1
Gold medal icon.svg
Ahmet Gülhan 74 kg  Abdo (AUS)
W 1–0, 2–0
 Saitiev (RUS)
L 0–1, 0–4
Repechage
 Cho (KOR)
L 0–1, 2–0, 1–2
Did not advance 9
Serhat Balcı 84 kg Bye  Cross (CAN)
W 1–1, 1–1
 Salas (CUB)
W 1–0, 2–0
 Abdusalomov (TJK)
L 0–3, 0–1
3rd place match
 Danko (UKR)
L 0–1, 0–2
5
Hakan Koç 96 kg Bye  Kehrer (GER)
W 1–0, 1–1
 Muradov (RUS)
L 0–1, 0–2
Repechage
 Tibilov (UKR)
L 0–1, 1–3
Did not advance 7
Aydın Polatçı 120 kg Bye  Ishchenko (UKR)
W 0–3, 1–0, 1–0
 Mutalimov (KAZ)
L 0–1, 2–1, 0–2
Did not advance 8

Men's greco-roman

Athlete Event Qualification 1/8 final Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Rank
Soner Sucu 60 kg Bye  Albiev (RUS)
L 0–6, 0–6
Bye Repechage
 Monzón (CUB)
L 3–1, 2–4, 1–1
Did not advance 7
Şeref Eroğlu 66 kg  Gergov (BUL)
L 1–1, 1–2
Did not advance 16
Şeref Tüfenk 74 kg  Abdulov (AZE)
L 1–2 1–1
Did not advance 16
Nazmi Avluca 84 kg Bye  Khasaia (GEO)
W 4–0, 1–1
 Tahmasebi (IRI)
W 2–2, 2–0
 Fodor (HUN)
L 1–2, 1–1
3rd place match
 Ma (CHN)
W 0–4, 5–0, 6–0
Bronze medal icon.svg
Mehmet Özal 96 kg  Kryoka (UKR)
W 4–2, 1–2, 1–1
 Ežerskis (LTU)
L 2–2, 1–2, 1–3
Did not advance 11
Rıza Kayaalp 120 kg Bye  Mizgaitis (LTU)
L 1–1, 1–3
Did not advance 11

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