Ali Enver Adakan

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Ali Enver Adakan
Personal information
Full name Ali Enver Adakan
Nationality  Turkey
Born (1977-07-19) 19 July 1977 (age 41)
Istanbul, Turkey
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 100 kg (220 lb)
Sailing career
Class(es) Dinghy
Club İstanbul Yelken Kulübü

Ali Enver Adakan (born July 19, 1977 in Istanbul) is a retired Turkish dinghy sailor, who specialized in Finn class.[1] He represented Turkey in two editions of the Olympic Games (2000 and 2004), and has been training for the Istanbul Sailing Club (Turkish: İstanbul Yelken Kulübü) during his sporting career.

2000 Summer Olympics[edit]

Adakan made his official debut at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where he delivered an effortless eighth-place effort in the Finn class with a remarkable grade of 66, finishing off the podium by 19 points.[2][3]

2004 Summer Olympics[edit]

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Adakan qualified for his second Turkish team in the men's Finn class by finishing eleventh and receiving a berth from the ISAF World Championships in Cadiz, Spain.[4] After achieving a top ten finish in sailing from Sydney, Adakan was appointed by the National Olympic Committee of Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye Milli Olimpiyat Komitesi, TMOK) to carry the nation's flag in the opening ceremony.[5][6][7] He mounted a second highest placement on the first leg of the series, but came up short for the podium with a sixteenth-place finish on 124 points.[8]


When he officially retired from sailing in 2005, Adakan was appointed as the vice president of sailing for the International Finn Class Association.[9]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Ali Enver Adakan". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Yelkenler fora!" [Unfurl the sails!] (in Turkish). Milliyet. 6 August 2004. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sydney 2000: Sailing – Men's Finn Class" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 75. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Yelkenci Adakan olimpiyat vizesi aldı" [Sailor Adakan qualifies for the Olympics] (in Turkish). Zaman. 27 September 2003. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "2004 Athens: Flag Bearers for the Opening Ceremony". Olympics. 13 August 2004. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Türk Bayrağı'nı Adakan taşıyacak" [Adakan carries Turkish flag] (in Turkish). Hürriyet. 12 August 2004. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Adakan: Bayrağı taşımak büyük onur" [Adakan: "I have a great honor of carrying the flag"] (in Turkish). NTV (Turkey). 13 August 2004. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Men's Finn Class". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Dr. Balazs Hajdu Elected Finn Class President". ISAF. 9 August 2005. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 

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