Turkey

History

Turkey made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1908 and has competed in most Olympics since. The nation was banned from competing in 1920 due to its involvement in World War I, they missed the 1932 Olympic and in 1980 they participated in the United States led boycott. Turkey sends a large delegation to compete with around 100 athletes competing at the last two Olympics. The athletes compete in a variety of sports with athletics, boxing, judo, taekwondo, weightlifting and wrestling being well represented.

Turkey won its first Olympic medal in 1936 and has won at least one medal since 1984. The nation has won around 93 medals across 6 sports with wrestling, weightlifting, taekwondo and boxing being the most successful. The most successful athletes are wrestler Hamit Kaplan and weightlifters Halil Mutlu and Naim Suleymanoglu whom all won three medals each. Kaplan won a gold, silver and bronze in the men’s freestyle heavyweight at the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics respectively. Mutlu won three gold medals at the 1996 (-54kg), 2000 (-56kg) and 2004 (-56kg) Olympics as did Suleymanoglu whom completed his trio at the 1988 (-60kg), 1992 (-60kg) and 1996 (-64kg) Olympics. In 2016 Turkey won 8 medals.

Qualified Quotas

Archery

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Mate Gazoz Mate Gazoz
Women’s Individual Yasemin Anagoz Yasemin Anagoz
Mixed Team Eligible to Compete

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 200m Ramil Guliyev Ramil Guliyev
Men’s 400m Hurdles Yasmani Copello Yasmani Copello
Men’s 20km Walk Salih Korkmaz Salih Korkmaz
Men’s Marathon Over 3 Eligible Athletes
Men’s Triple Jump Necati Er Necati Er
Men’s Hammer Throw Esref Apak Esref Apak
Ozkan Baltaci Ozkan Baltaci

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 5000m Yasemin Can Yasemin Can
Women’s 10000m Yasemin Can Yasemin Can
Women’s 20km Walk Meryem Bekmez Meryem Bekmez
Ayse Tekdal Ayse Tekdal
Women’s Marathon Meryem Erdogan
Women’s Javelin Throw Eda Tugsuz Eda Tugsuz

Badminton

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Singles Neslihan Yigit Neslihan Yigit

Boxing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Flyweight Batuhan Ciftci Batuhan Ciftci
Men’s Welterweight Necat Ekinci Necat Ekinci
Men’s Light Heavyweight Bayram Malkan Bayram Malkan
Women’s Flyweight Buse Naz Cakiroglu Buse Naz Cakiroglu
Women’s Lightweight Esra Yildiz Esra Yildiz
Women’s Welterweight Busenaz Surmeneli Busenaz Surmeneli

Cycling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Road Race Qualified Via Rankings Ahmet Orken
Onur Balkan

Fencing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Individual Foil Irem Karamete Irem Karamete

Gymnastics

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Artistic Individual Events
(1) (2) (3) (4)
Ferhat Arican Ferhat Arican
Ibrahim Colak Ibrahim Colak
Ahmet Onder Ahmet Onder
Adem Asil Adem Asil
Women’s Artistic Individual Events Nazli Savranbasi Nazli Savranbasi

Judo

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -60kg Mihrac Akkus Mihrac Akkus
Men’s -73kg Bilal Ciloglu Bilal Ciloglu
Men’s -81kg Vedat Albayrak Vedat Albayrak
Men’s -90kg Mihael Zgank Mihael Zgank
Women’s -48kg Gulkader Senturk Gulkader Senturk
Women’s +78kg Kayra Sayit Kayra Sayit

Karate

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Kata Ali Sofuoglu Ali Sofuoglu
Men’s -67kg Eray Samdan Eray Samdan
Men’s +75kg Ugur Aktas Ugur Aktas
Women’s Kata Dilara Bozan Dilara Bozan
Women’s -55kg Serap Ozcelik Serap Ozcelik
Women’s -61kg Merve Coban Merve Coban
Women’s +61kg Meltem Hocaoglu Meltem Hocaoglu

Modern Pentathlon

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Individual Ilke Ozyuksel Ilke Ozyuksel

Rowing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Single Sculls Onat Kazakli Onat Kazakli

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s RS:X Onur-Cavit Biriz Onur-Cavit Biriz
Women’s RS:X Dilara Uralp Dilara Uralp
Women’s Laser Radial Nazli Donertas Ecem Guzel
Men’s Finn Alican Kaynar Alican Kaynar
Men’s 470 Deniz Cinar
Ates Cinar
Deniz Cinar
Ates Cinar
Women’s 470 Beste Kaynacki
Okyanus Arikan
Beste Kaynacki
Okyanus Arikan

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Double Starter Omer Akgun
Men’s 10m Air Rifle Omer Akgun Omer Akgun
Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Ozgur Varlik Ozgur Varlik
Men’s 10m Air Pistol Ismail Keles Ismail Keles
Yusuf Dikec Yusuf Dikec

Swimming

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 100m Breaststroke Huseyin Sakci
Berkay Ogretir Berkay Ogretir
Men’s 200m Breaststroke Berkay Ogretir

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 400m Freestyle Merve Tuncel
Beril Bocekler Beril Bocekler
Women’s 800m Freestyle Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 1500m Freestyle Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 200m Individual Medley Viktoria Gunes Viktoria Gunes
Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Qualified Via Rankings

Taekwondo

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -68kg Hakan Recber Hakan Recber
Women’s -49kg Rukiye Yildirim Rukiye Yildirim
Women’s -57kg Irem Yaman Hatice Kubra Ilgun
Women’s -67kg Nur Tatar Nur Tatar
Women’s +67kg Nafia Kus Nafia Kus

Volleyball

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Indoor Volleyball Simge Sebnem Akoz
Cansu Ozbay
Seyma Ercan
Hande Baladin
Meliha Ismailoglu
Naz Aydemir Akyol
Meryem Boz
Eda Erdem Dundar
Zehra Gunes
Asli Kalac
Fatma Yildirim
Ayca Aykac
Tugba Senoglu
Ebrar Karakurt
Simge Sebnem Akoz
Cansu Ozbay
Seyma Ercan
Naz Aydemir Akyol
Eda Erdem Dundar
Ebrar Karakurt
Kubra Caliskan
Zehra Gunez
Meryem Boz
Hande Baladin
Meliha Ismailoglu
Tugba Senoglu

Weightlifting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -61kg Ferdi Hardal NOC Partially Suspended
Men’s -67kg Muhammed Furkan Ozbek Muhammed Furkan Ozbek
Women’s -64kg Nuray Levent Nuray Levent

Wrestling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Freestyle -57kg Suleyman Atli Suleyman Atli
Men’s Freestyle -86kg Osman Gocen Osman Gocen
Men’s Freestyle -97kg Suleyman Karadeniz Suleyman Karadeniz
Men’s Freestyle -125kg Taha Akgul Taha Akgul
Men’s Greco-Roman -60kg Kerem Kamal Kerem Kamal
Men’s Greco-Roman -97kg Cenk Ildem Cenk Ildem
Men’s Greco-Roman -130kg Riza Kayaalp Riza Kayaalp
Women’s Freestyle -50kg Evin Demirhan Evin Demirhan
Women’s Freestyle -76kg Yasemin Adar Yasemin Adar