Monday, July 30, 2012

Turkish freestyle wrestlers at the 2012 Olympics

Ahmet Peker  55 kg

Ahmen was born in İskilip, Çorum Province, Turkey. Maybe he was born in this villaage:

 I expect the home folks are plenty proud of him.

Ahmet's record and medal history are

Ahmet Peker
Personal information
BornNovember 4, 1989 (age 22)
İskilipÇorum Province, Turkey
Height1.62 m (5.3 ft)
Weight58 kg (130 lb)
SportSport wrestling
ClubBursa Büyükşehir Belediyespor Club in Bursa
Coached byİsmail Faikoğlu

Güreş-Dünyanın en iyi güreşçisi Peker

Ramazan Şahin  66 kg

Ramazan is of Chechen origin and is based in stanbul.  Per Wikipedia, he was born in "Dagestan of the Russian Federation, he emigrated in 2005 to Turkey with the help of his uncle İshak İrbayhanov, manager of the Turkey national freestyle wrestling team. . . .  He is a member of the Tekelspor wrestling club."

Here is Ramazan's medal and record history:

Ramazan Şahin
Personal information
Birth nameRamzan Irbaikhanov
(Рамзан Ирбайханов)
BornJuly 8, 1983 (age 29)
Hasav-YurtChechen Respublic,Russian Federation
ResidenceIstanbul, Turkey
Height1.70 m (5.6 ft)
Weight66 kg (150 lb)
SportFreestyle wrestling
Clubİstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi S.K.

Turkeys Ramazan Sahin (top) competes against Ukrains Andriy Stadnik in the 66kg weight category of the mens freestyle wresting gold medal match during the Olympic games in Beijing, China, 20 August 2008. Sahin won the gold for the event.  EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG
Turkey's Ramazan Sahin (top) competes against 
Ukrain's Andriy Stadnik in the 66kg weight category of the 
men's freestyle wresting gold medal match during the Olympic games in 
Beijing, China, 20 August 2008.
 Sahin won the gold for the event. 

İbrahim Bölükbaş  84 kg

İbrahim was born in the Altınbaşak village of Pasinler district in Erzurum Province, Turkey.  No picture has been posted on the Web of İbrahim's home village.  He is now  a member of Şekerspor Club in Ankara, which is also home, along with the more famous Erbil, to Kirkpinar,featuring Turkish Oil Wrestling.  Here are the most interesting and dramatic images I have ever ween of that fesstival.

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Here is İbrahim's medal and record history:

İbrahim Bölükbaşı
Personal information
BornDecember 1, 1990 (age 21)
PasinlerErzurum Province, Turkey
Height1.87 m (6.1 ft)
Weight87 kg (190 lb)
SportSport wrestling
ClubŞekerspor Club, Ankara
Coached byNasrullah Baysal

Şampiyona muhteşem karşılama!

Serhat Balcı  96 kg

 Serhat is a member of the Sancaktepe Belediye S.K. in Sancaktepe, Istanbul  

Here is Serhat's record and medal history:

Personal information
BornMarch 15, 1982 (age 30)
ÜsküdarIstanbul, Turkey
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight96 kg (210 lb)
SportSport wrestling
Event(s)Freestyle wrestling
ClubSancaktepe Belediye SK

Güreşcçi Serhat Balcı'nın ödül isyanı
This interesting photograph is about a protest of some sort, but I have no Turkish and the computer translator is unable to work well enough for me to make sense of it.

Turkey's Serhat Balcı (R) and Nauruz Temrezov of Azerbaijan compete during the men's 96kg freestyle wrestling. REUTERS photo

Taha Akgü  1120 kg

Taha is a student of physical education and sports at the Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University in Karaman.  His history and medal record is

Taha Akgül
Personal information
BornNovember 22, 1990 (age 21)
Height1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight120 kg (260 lb; 19 st)
SportOlympic wrestling
Event(s)Freestyle wrestling
ClubAnkara ASKİ
Turned pro2010
Coached byAbdullah Çakmak

Haber: Taha Akgül Avrupa Şampiyonu


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