Turkey shone in Rio'
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Turkey won 8 medals in 2016 Rio Olympic Games hosted by Brazil, and had the most successful games of the last three Olympics and in wrestling branch for the last 52 years.

2016 Rio Olympic Games ended with the closing ceremony in Maracana Stadium with a capacity of 78 thousand people. Turkey competed with success in Rio games and completed the Olympics with a total of 8 medals, 1 being gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze. Turkey won more medals compared to games in London 2012 and specifically in wrestling branch, won the biggest success in the last 52 years. Turkish athletes successfully competed in Rio, the fourth most successful Olympic games for Turkey with regard to number of medals won. Turkey won a medal in sprint branch of athleticism for the first time in the history of the Olympics. Yasmani Copello marked a historic success, and won the bronze medal in 400 metre hurdles. Turkey Olympics National Team won the highest number of medals in Rio 2016 after 1948 London (12), Athens 2004 (11) and 1960 Rome (9) Olympic Games. The number of medals Turkey won in the history of Olympics until Rio 2016 were 38 gold, 25 silver and 23 bronze medals and this number rose to 94 after Rio.

Taha Akgül (Wrestling, free style 125 kilos)

Rıza Kayaalp (Wrestling, Greco Roman 130 kilos)
Selim Yaşar (Wrestling, free style 86 kilos)
Daniyar İsmayilov (Weight Lifting, men 69 kilos)

Soner Demirtaş (Wrestling, free style 74 kilos)
Cenk İldem (Wrestling, Greco Roman 98 kilos)
Yasmani Copello (Athleticism, men 400 metre hurdles)
Nur Tatar (Tae kwon do, women 67 kilos)

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