Turkey finishes Tokyo Olympics with best-ever tally of 13 medals

Turkish athletes bagged a total of 13 medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which ended on Aug. 8, making it the most successful Games ever for their country in terms of total medals won.


Turkey grabbed two gold medals, two silvers and nine bronze medals while also being represented for the first time in the final of some events.

Turkish athlete Eray Şamdan wins silver in men's 67 kg karate

Eray Şamdan of Turkey won a silver in men's 67kg karate at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Aug. 5.


It is Turkey's first ever Olympic medal in karate.

The 24-year-old lost to France's Steven da Costa 5-0, who achieved a gold.

Şamdan won a bronze and gold at the European Karate Championships of 2019 and 2021 respectively.