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merlinsbeard

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

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  1. Wrestling not being cool is your own opinion, for many nations wrestling is one of the coolest sports. Like every olympic sports there are nations which like them and there are which do not. It is only fair that the ones which like the sport are more successful. Anyway, I do not like naturalizing, buy I also have a problem with people acting like only Turkey or Azerbaijan do it. Maybe they do it more, but what I saw today was almost any country does it if they see a good opportunity.
  2. Our own Kılıcsallayan lost against Mukhtarov from 8-0 lead. I guess it was better for him not to go to the olympics if he cannot keep an 8-0 lead. Also I know that Turkey often is criticized for naturalizing athletes but I see names from Dagestan everywhere in this tournament, mostly in European teams. Are all these guys were born in Europe rather than Dagestan really?
  3. I have no words, Ibrahim Colak was my school-mate in the middle school, he was such a nice and humble guy, 5 years ago we could not imageine a world medal in gymnastics. He came 5th back in 2017 but last year he could not get into the final. I was not expecting this result, incredible. I am very happy for our medal but as a person who knows him I am very happy because I know that he really deserves this. I hope he can win a medal next year in the olympics. He already has written history for Turkey, why not expand the history.
  4. Disaster, complete disaster, how can there be a this huge difference between last year and this year Yasemin Adar who was the two-years ago champion and last year runner-up is eliminated in the first match. Our grekoromen team was a complete disaster. Huge disappointment
  5. Pretty excited about the tournament, so sad and angry about what has been done to Iranian team. Politics should not interfere with the sports. I hope this problem will be solved and Iranian team will take their rightful place in the tournament. About our team, I believe we have a good chance of winning medals almost every weight in women. However our men team has been lacking for a long time now. Emre Kutalmış (only 18 years old) is a hope for us alongside with Hakan Reçber. I think it is gonna be a great tournament with the competition and the exciting nature of taekw
  6. Well, great success for the freestyle team of Turkey. We were pretty close to winning the teams and as MHSN pointed out it is a rare thing to see Russia in the second place. We just lost with 6 points, but Bölükbaşı would not have been enough anyway. I congratulate the team and the coaches but I wonder why Soner Demirtaş (74kg) was not on the team. He is the last European Champion (after defeating Chamizo in the semi-final). If he had been on the team and won at least a medal, we would have taken the first place. Anyway, good tournament so far. Taha was quite dominant against the G
  7. Did Çolak fall down, what happened, how come he is not gonna make the finals
  8. 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.
  9. Okey, I did not know the change, thank you for clarification.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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 ther
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