İsmet Atlı

İsmet Atlı (1931 – 4 April 2014) 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.[1]

İsmet Atlı
Medal record
Men's Freestyle Wrestling
Representing  Turkey
Olympic Games
1960 Rome, Italy Light heavyweight
World Championships
1957 Istanbul, Turkey Light heavyweight
World Cup
1956 Istanbul, Turkey Middleweight
Mediterranean Games
1951 Alexandria, Egypt Middleweight
Olympic medal record
Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling
World Championships
1954 Tokyo, Japan Middleweight
1962 Toledo, Ohio, U.S. Light heavyweight

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.



  1. "Şampiyon Güreşçi İsmet Atli Vefat Etti". Retrieved 2014-04-04.

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