- Eşref Apak
Eşref Apak (born
January 3 1982in Kalecik, Ankara) is a Turkish hammer thrower.
Apak took part at the
2004 Summer Olympicsin Athens and won a surprising bronze medalwith 79.51 m after the gold medalist Hungarian athlete Adrian Annuswas disqualified by IOCfor a doping violation. In 2005 Apak participated at the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Almería and won the gold medal with his throw of 77.88 metres.
His personal best performance, and Turkish record, is 81.45 metres set on
June 4, 2005at the "Cezmi Or Memorial Games".
Apak was a member of
Fenerbahçe SKathletics branch team Fenerbahçe Athleticsin Istanbulthen transferred to ENKA Athletic Club. He is coached by Konstantin Astapkovichfrom Belarus.
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