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Talat Tunçalp

Full name: Talat Tunçalp
Gender: Male
Born: October 1, 1915 in Ä°stanbul, Ä°stanbul, Turkey
Died: January 1, 2017
Country: TUR Turkey
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Talat Tunçalp had a long career in cycling, earning 31 Turkish national titles – 16 in the road race and 15 in the sprint – between 1933 and 1949 and representing his home country at two editions of the Summer Olympic Games. In 1936 he finished joint-eighth in the individual road race (with [Auguste Garrebeek] and [Armand Putzeyse], both of Belgium) and did not place in the team event, as his teammates’ times were not recorded. In 1948 he and the entire Turkish team failed to finish. He took up the presidency of the Turkish Cycling Federation in 1950, after the conclusion of his competitive career, and held it for 18 years, founding the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey at his tenure’s end. His reported year of birth varied, but most obituaries listed him as being 101 at the time of his death; regardless of the actual date, he was the oldest living Turkish Olympian.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Turkey TUR 8T
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Cycling Men's Road Race, Team Turkey TUR AC
1948 Summer 32 London Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Turkey TUR AC DNF
1948 Summer 32 London Cycling Men's Road Race, Team Turkey TUR AC DNF

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Cycling Turkey Final Standings 8T 2-33:06.6
1948 Summer 32 London Cycling Turkey Final Standings AC DNF

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TT
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Cycling Turkey TUR Final Standings AC 2-33:06.6
1948 Summer 32 London Cycling Turkey TUR Final Standings AC DNF AC/DNF
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