Mehmut Şevket Karman

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Other
Full nameMehmut Şevket•Karman
Used nameMehmut Şevket•Karman
Born16 May 1912 in Trabzon, Trabzon (TUR)
Died3 October 1989 in Bornova, İzmir (TUR)
AffiliationsAnkara University
NOC Türkiye


Mehmut Şevket Karman was a Turkish skier. Karman competed in three events at the 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Olympics. Karman competed in alpine skiing, where he finished almost 10 minutes slower than the fastest time in the downhill. He did not start the slalom. In the 18 kilometres cross-country Karman finished in 72nd and last place, almost one hour behind the race winner. Karman was part of the Turkish team that competed in the 4 × 10 kilometres relay, but they did not finish the race. Karman was also the flag bearer for Turkey at the Opening Ceremony of the Games.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) TUR Mehmut Şevket Karman
Combined, Men (Olympic) DNF
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) TUR Mehmut Şevket Karman
18 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 72
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Turkey AC

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1936 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony TUR Mehmut Şevket Karman