Nasuh Akar

Turkish freestyle wrestler

Nasuh Akar (10 May 1925 – 18 May 1984) was a Turkish sports wrestler, who won the gold medal in the Bantamweight class of Men's Freestyle category at the 1948 Olympics.

He was born in the village Yiğitler of Boğazlıyan district of Yozgat Province. Following his gold medal win at the 1948 London Olympics, Nasuh Akar became European and World champion. In 1952, he retired from active wrestling and served then as trainer.

He died on 18 May 1984. His wife Ayşe Akar succeeded him. A training sports hall in Eskişehir, opened in 1994, is named after Nasuh Akar.


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  1. ^ Renowned people from Yozgat (in Turkish)
  2. ^ Governor of Eskişehir (in Turkish)
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