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Medal record
Men's Freestyle Wrestling
Olympic Games
Gold 1948 London Bantamweight
World Championships
Gold 1951 Helsinki, Finland Bantamweight
European Championships
Silver 1946 Stockholm, Sweden Bantamweight
Gold 1949 Istanbul, Turkey Bantamweight

Nasuh Akar (May 10, 1925 – May 18, 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 (today Sorsavuş) of Boğazlıyan district of Yozgat Province.[1] 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 May 18, 1984. His wife Ayşe Akar succeeded him. A training sports hall in Eskişehir, opened in 1994, is named after Nasuh Akar.[2]


External links


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


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