Eşref Apak was born in1982 in Ankara. He is a Turkish hammer thrower.
Apak took part at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens2004 Summer Olympics and won a surprising bronze medal with 79.51 mbronze medal after the gold medalist Hungarian athlete Adrián AnnusHungarianAdrián Annus was disqualified by IOC for a doping violation.IOCdoping
In 2005 Apak participated at the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Almería2005 Mediterranean Games 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 4 June 2005 at the Cezmi Or Memorial Games.
YearCompetitionVenuePositionNotes Representing Turkey 2000World Junıor Championships Santiago,Chile1st69.97 m NJR 2001Mediterranean Games TunisTunis, TunisiaTunisia6th 2004Olympic GamesAthens,Greece3rd 2005UniversiadeIzmirIzmir, TurkeyTurkey2nd Mediterranean Games Almeria,Spain1st World Championships Helsinki, Finland 19th73.04 m Achievements
2006European Championships Gothenburg, Sweeden 19th70.17 m 2007World Championships OsakaOsaka, Japan Japan 11th 2008Olympic GamesBeijing,PR China 16th74.45 m 2009World Championships Berlin, Germany 27th70.70 m
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