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Taha Akgul

Taha Akgul
Taha Akgul

Turkey’s Taha Akgul is the reigning European and world freestyle wrestling champion in the 120 kg division. Taha won his first continental title at the 2012 European Wrestling Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.

 

Greatest Sport Achievements:

Winning the gold medal at the Tashkent 2014 World Wrestling Championship.

We asked Taha…

How did you first become involved in your sport?

Firstly, my father was a wrestler, and then my brother also became one. When I was a child, I used to wrestle with my brother at home.

If you were not a professional athlete, what would you be doing instead?

I would be a Turkish teacher

Which living person do you most admire and why?

Hamza Yerlikaya, because he is legend in Turkey and has won two Olympic medals.

What are your aspirations for your sport?

To become an Olympic champion.

Are you excited to be competing in the first ever European Games?

Yes, because Azerbaijan is our brother country and wrestling is their national sport, like Turkey.

Favorite food?

Turkish-style ravioli

Favourite place in the world? 

Sivas, Turkey

What is your most treasured possession?

My family


Profile

Sport: Wrestling
Weight: 120 kg
Height: 192 cm
Age: 25
Country: Turkey

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