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BOSNA HERSEK GÜREŞ FEDERASYONU EYLÜL AYINDA DÜZENLEYECEĞİ DÜNYA VETERANLAR GÜREŞ ŞAMPİYONASININ ONUR ÜYESİNİ ASRIN GÜREŞÇİSİ HAMZA YERLİKAYA SEÇTİ – TÜRKİYE GÜREŞ AİLESİ OLARAK BOSNA-HERSEK GÜREŞ FEDERASYONU BAŞKANI Sayın Sanel

BOSNA HERSEK GÜREŞ FEDERASYONU EYLÜL AYINDA DÜZENLEYECEĞİ DÜNYA VETERANLAR GÜREŞ ŞAMPİYONASININ ONUR ÜYESİNİ ASRIN GÜREŞÇİSİ HAMZA YERLİKAYA SEÇTİ – TÜRKİYE GÜREŞ AİLESİ OLARAK BOSNA-HERSEK GÜREŞ FEDERASYONU BAŞKANI Sayın Sanel

BOSNA HERSEK GÜREŞ FEDERASYONU EYLÜL AYINDA DÜZENLEYECEĞİ DÜNYA VETERANLAR GÜREŞ ŞAMPİYONASININ ONUR ÜYESİNİ ASRIN GÜREŞÇİSİ HAMZA YERLİKAYA SEÇTİ – TÜRKİYE GÜREŞ AİLESİ OLARAK BOSNA-HERSEK GÜREŞ FEDERASYONU BAŞKANI Sayın Sanel
Hamza Yerlikaya

Hamza Yerlikaya (born June 6, 1976, in Kadıköy, Istanbul) is a Turkish Graeco-Roman style wrestler. He is a two-time (in 1996 and 2000) Olympic champion, three-time World Champion (1993, 1995, and 2005), and the only Turkish wrestler to ever become European champion eight times. He was named The Wrestler of the century in 1996 by the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA).Hamza Yerlikaya’s first international competition was in 1991 World Cadets Wrestling Championships in Quebec, Canada, in which he got the fourth place. His first senior international event was the 1993 European Wrestling Championships in Istanbul where he got the second place, losing to Thomas Zander in the finals. He surprised some of the spectators who thought this was a coincidence by winning the gold medal in 1993 World Wrestling Championships in Stockholm, Sweden at the age of 17, and hence becoming the youngest ever World Champion in wrestling.
As his age allowed, in some years he participated in seniors, juniors as well as cadets events. He won the World Championship again in 1995 and went on to win his first Olympic gold medal in Atlanta 1996 at the age of 20. He repeated his success four years later in Sydney 2000 and carried the flag for Turkey at the Sydney 2000 opening ceremony. Since then he has won three more World Championships (2002, 2003 and (at 96 kg) 2005). He has won the European Seniors Championship eight times (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2006).
He competed in 84 kg Men’s Greco-Roman Wrestling for Turkey in 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece and placed 4th.
In April 2007, he withdrew from international competition due to emergency surgery to correct neck fractures, some of which were estimated to have been as much as four years old and never treated.

Men’s Greco-Roman Wrestling

Olympic Games

Gold

2000 Sydney, Australia

85 kg

Gold

1996 Atlanta, Georgia, USA

82 kg

World Championships

Gold

2005 Budapest, Hungary

96 kg

Silver

1997 Wrocław, Poland

85 kg

Gold

1995 Prague, Czechoslovakia

85 kg

Gold

1993 Stockholm, Sweden

82 kg

World Cup

Gold

2006 Budapest, Hungary

96 kg

Silver

2002 Cairo, Egypt

96 kg

Gold

1997 Tehran, Iran

85 kg

European Championships

Gold

2006 Moscow, Russia

96 kg

Gold

2005 Varna, Bulgaria

96 kg

Gold

2002 Seinäjoki, Finland

84 kg

Gold

2001 Istanbul, Turkey

85 kg

Gold

1999 Sofia, Bulgaria

85 kg

Gold

1998 Minsk, Belarus

85 kg

Gold

1997 Kouvola, Finland

85 kg

Gold

1996 Budapest, Hungary

82 kg

Silver

1993 Istanbul, Turkey

82 kg

Mediterranean Games

Gold

1997 Bari, Italy

85 kg

Bronze

1993 Languedoc-Roussillon, France

82 kg

World Espoir Championships

Bronze

1995 Tehran, Iran

82 kg

European Espoir Championships

Gold

1994 Istanbul, Turkey

82 kg

World Juniors Championships

Gold

1994 Budapest, Hungary

88 kg

Gold

1993 Götzis, Austria

81 kg

Silver

1992 Cali, Colombia

74 kg

World Cadets Championships

Gold

1992 Istanbul, Turkey

76 kg

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