Eşref Apak

Eşref Apak

Eşref Apak (born January 3 1982 in Kalecik, Ankara) is a Turkish hammer thrower.

Apak took part at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and won a surprising bronze medal with 79.51 m after the gold medalist Hungarian athlete Adrian Annus was disqualified by IOC for 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, 2005 at the "Cezmi Or Memorial Games".

Apak was a member of Fenerbahçe SK athletics branch team Fenerbahçe Athletics in Istanbul then transferred to ENKA Athletic Club. He is coached by Konstantin Astapkovich from Belarus.



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