Hamit Kaplan

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHamit•Kaplan
Used nameHamit•Kaplan
Born20 September 1934 in Hamamözü (TUR)
Died5 January 1976 in Çorum (TUR)
Measurements190 cm / 97 kg
NOC Türkiye

Biography

Hamit Kaplan had the following finishes at major championships – 1957 World Championship: Unlimited Freestyle (1st); 1959 World Championship: Unlimited Freestyle (2nd); 1961 World Championship: Unlimited Freestyle (2nd); 1955 World Championship: Unlimited Greco-Roman (3rd); 1958 World Championship: Unlimited Greco-Roman (3rd); 1963 World Championship: 97.0 kg. Freestyle (3rd); 1963 World Championship: 97.0 kg. Greco-Roman (3rd); 1962 World Championship: Unlimited Freestyle (4th); 1962 World Championship: Unlimited Greco-Roman (4th).

Kaplan died in a traffic accident.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Wrestling TUR Hamit Kaplan
Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 4
Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1960 Summer Olympics Wrestling TUR Hamit Kaplan
Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1964 Summer Olympics Wrestling TUR Hamit Kaplan
Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) AC
Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1956 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony TUR Hamit Kaplan

Special Notes