Jump to content

Welcome to Totallympics, the home of Olympic Sports!

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to other members, get your own private messenger, manage your profile and so much more. This message will be removed once you have signed in.

Login | Create an Account


merlinsbeard

Member
  • Content Count

    21
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

1 is an unknown quantity at this point

Personal Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Date of Birth
    24/08/95
  • Nation
    Turkey
  • Favourite Olympic Games
    Summer Olympic Games
  • Favourite Sports
    Taekwondo, wrestling, athletics

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Did Çolak fall down, what happened, how come he is not gonna make the finals
  2. merlinsbeard

    Wrestling UWW World Championships 2018

    Wow what a final, Russian wrestler was quite a gentlemen though, he tried to console his opponent even though he just won a gold medal. Both of them are Avar origin, I think it was the reason but still he showed a good character.
  3. merlinsbeard

    Wrestling UWW World Championships 2018

    Okey, I did not know the change, thank you for clarification.
  4. merlinsbeard

    Wrestling UWW World Championships 2018

    I am really excited to see Sadulaev vs Synder. I think it is gonna be hell of a match. In women, Yasemin Adar reached the final again but the opponent is quite tough. Also, Japanese wrestlers were a disaster today. Not even a single final. I have one question though. There is 58 kg women wrestling class in the olympics. There are 57kg and 59kg in the world wrestling championships. Which one will be counted in the medal count of totallympics
  5. merlinsbeard

    Wrestling UWW World Championships 2018

    Well, if you spend all your energy in the first two minutes, of course you would dominate your opponent in those minutes. I believe Taylor was clearly better than Yazdani because it is a 6 minutes game and after the first two minutes Taylor was much more energetic and dominant than Yazdani.
  6. merlinsbeard

    Wrestling UWW World Championships 2018

    Wow, I was thinking Yazdani is a real beast but look at Taylor. He beat all the opponents quite easily, he was even clearly better than Yazdani. Great performance. 86kg is I think the hardest and most challenging one with 74 kg in freestyle.
  7. merlinsbeard

    Wrestling UWW World Championships 2018

    It was very bad to see a wrestler running for 15 seconds and he got no penalty at all. Demirtaş was really not prepared for this tournament. He could not score any point in his last 3 matches but still, the guys who try to win medals without wrestling was the reason that wrestling almost pushed out of the olympics and we still see it in the freestyle.
  8. merlinsbeard

    Wrestling UWW World Championships 2018

    I was not much surprised that Akgul lost before semi-final. He changed a lot after the olympic gold. Before the gold he was a very humble and hard-working guy. We had not seen him in TV's too much, he had not talked much to TV's. However, after the olympics, he talks a lot, he always says he is already a legend, his name will be in the history books even 100 years later (btw we have had great wrestlers in our history, much better than Akgul). I thought last year lost again the Georgian would be enough warning for him but he said the same things just before this championships. He also says there is not a guy strong enough to practice so he goes to United States to practice with Snyder. What I do not understand is that how come a 97 KG guy can be stronger than a 125 kg wrestler even if he is not an olympic champion. Akgul also said right before the championships that last year was bad luck and Georgian was lucky. However, to my opinion, last year final was a great match and the Georgian was not lucky at all. He was just very good. Anyways, I am sorry that Akgul lost but I am not surprised, if you lose yourself in these kind of sports you would always be remembered. Luckily, it was not in the olympics. At least we have two guys in the semi finals.
  9. merlinsbeard

    Wrestling UWW World Championships 2018

    125kg is really quite a disaster. It should not be so hard to create proper seeds before the tournaments.
  10. merlinsbeard

    Wrestling UWW World Championships 2018

    TEAM 4 World Championships Gold Medalists, Taha Akgül, Rıza Kayaalp, Yasemin Adar and Metehan Başar. Of course Soner Demirtaş has quite a decent chance for medal. I will also carefully watch Kerem Kamal (18 years old world youth winner), Fatih Cengiz, Selahattin Kılıçsallayan, and some of our women wrestlers. We have quite a young team (especially in olympic kg's) and I am very optimistic for the olympics in wrestling. Freestyle Grekoromen 57 kilo Süleyman Atlı 55 kilo Ekrem Öztürk 61 kilo Recep Topal 60 kilo Kerem Kamal 65 kilo Selahattin Kılıçsallayan 63 kilo Rahman Bilici 70 kilo Mustafa Kaya 67 kilo Atakan Yüksel 74 kilo Soner Demirtaş 72 kilo Murat Dağ 79 kilo Ayhan Sucu 77 kilo Fatih Cengiz 86 kilo Fatih Erdin 82 kilo Emrah Kuş 92 kilo Serdar Böke 87 kilo Metehan Başar 97 kilo Fatih Yaşarlı 97 kilo Süleyman Demirci 125 kilo Taha Akgül 130 kilo Rıza Kayaalp Women 50 kilo Evin Demirhan 53 kilo Zeynep Yetgil 55 kilo Bediha Gün 57 kilo Elif Yanık 59 kilo Elif Jale Yeşilırmak 62 kilo Aslı Tuğcu 65 kilo Aslı Demir 68 kilo Beste Altuğ 72 kilo Buse Tosun 76 kilo Yasemin Adar
  11. merlinsbeard

    Summer Youth Olympic Games 2018

    http://www.olimpiyatkomitesi.org.tr/Olimpiyat-Oyunlari-Detay/126/1 Turkish crew. We have 55 athletes, 26 of them men, 29 of them women.
  12. merlinsbeard

    Judo IJF World Championships 2018

    Okey you do not have to get mad this easily I thought you might have meant Turkey and Azerbaijan bribe the referees to get a medal so I wanted to make sure that I understand correctly.
  13. merlinsbeard

    Judo IJF World Championships 2018

    What do you mean by shopping? Could you clarify please?
  14. merlinsbeard

    Judo IJF World Championships 2018

    I do not know why you are talking this way neither this is the place. But if you check the last tournaments you will see these wrestlers are not in the national team. I am not supporting the case if they were. But please think about the possibility that Selim Yaşar did not compete for Turkey but any other country. The situation would probably be the same. The solution is to bring some limitations. Not shout against a whole nation because they have one or two naturalized wrestlers in maybe 15-20 wrestler in a competition.
  15. merlinsbeard

    Judo IJF World Championships 2018

    They are not competing in the international championships. We have better wrestlers in the national team. To my knowledge, we did not have any naturalized wrestler in European Championships this year other than Elif Jale Yeşilırmak who is 33.
×