İsmet Atlı

Olympic athlete

1931 – 2014

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Who was İsmet Atlı?

İsmet Atlı was a Turkish Olympic medalist sports wrestler in the Light heavyweight class and a trainer. He won the gold medal in Men's Freestyle wrestling at the 1960 Olympics.

He was born 1931 in Çukurören village of Kozan district in Adana Province of southern Turkey. He began wrestling in 1950 and was trained by the renowned wrestlers Celal Atik and Yaşar Doğu.

İsmet Atlı competed at several international wrestling events successfully in both wrestling styles and participated at three consecutive Olympic Games in 1952, 1956 and 1960.

After his retirement from the active sports in 1962, İsmet Atlı acted as a trainer. He also worked as a sports journalist.

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Born
1931
Adana
Also known as
  • Ismet Atli
Profession
Lived in
  • Adana
Died
Apr 4, 2014
Adana

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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