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Akgul's reign as one of the best heavyweights in the world started a decade ago at the senior level Mediterranean championships in 2010 when he walked away with a silver medal. At the junior world championships that same year, Akgul was a silver medalist and following that never looked back as he entered senior level competition full time. 2012 was a busy year for the Turkish star starting off with him winning the Yasar Dogu, carrying that momentum into the European championships where he took home gold. Akgul went to the olympic qualifier a month later finishing as the runner up to qualify for the London games in 2012. While Akgul finished eighth at the olympics that year he would go to the university world championships two months later to take home gold.

  1. Team USA Men's Freestyle Updates At The 2022 World Championships

    Team USA Men's Freestyle Updates At The 2022 World Championships

    Sep 18, 2022

    It's all about the team race: USA vs Iran! It's party time in Belgrade, let's go!
  2. 125 kg Finals 1-2 - Lkhagvagerel Munkhtur, Mongolia vs Taha Akgul, Turkey
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    125 kg Finals 1-2 - Lkhagvagerel Munkhtur, Mongolia vs Taha Akgul, Turkey

    Sep 16, 2022

    125 kg Finals 1-2 - Lkhagvagerel Munkhtur, Mongolia vs Taha Akgul, Turkey

  3. 125 kg 1/2 Final - Amir Hossein Abbas Zare, Iran vs Taha Akgul, Turkey
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    125 kg 1/2 Final - Amir Hossein Abbas Zare, Iran vs Taha Akgul, Turkey

    Sep 15, 2022

    125 kg 1/2 Final - Amir Hossein Abbas Zare, Iran vs Taha Akgul, Turkey

  4. 125 kg 1/4 Final - Amarveer Dhesi, Canada vs Taha Akgul, Turkey
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    125 kg 1/4 Final - Amarveer Dhesi, Canada vs Taha Akgul, Turkey

    Sep 15, 2022

    125 kg 1/4 Final - Amarveer Dhesi, Canada vs Taha Akgul, Turkey

  5. 125 kg 1/8 Final - Daniel Ligeti, Hungary vs Taha Akgul, Turkey
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    125 kg 1/8 Final - Daniel Ligeti, Hungary vs Taha Akgul, Turkey

    Sep 15, 2022

    125 kg 1/8 Final - Daniel Ligeti, Hungary vs Taha Akgul, Turkey

  6. The Biggest Men's Freestyle Rivalries We Want Renewed At Worlds

    The Biggest Men's Freestyle Rivalries We Want Renewed At Worlds

    Sep 7, 2022

    One of the best things about the World Championships is that it increases the chances that you'll get to see the renewal of some of the raddest international rivalries in the sport of wrestling. And what's cooler than sports rivalries? Not much if we're being honest.
  7. 125kg 2022 World Championships Preview: Zillmer's Tough Road To A Medal

    125kg 2022 World Championships Preview: Zillmer's Tough Road To A Medal

    Aug 22, 2022

    Hayden Zillmer will be Team USA’s representative at 125kg at the 2022 Senior World Championships. Zillmer will take the mat September 15-16 in Belgrade, Serbia against a field that includes 3 past world champions. Check out a full preview of this loaded weight below to see a breakdown of the projected seeds, the favorites, and all the top challengers at 125kg.
  8. 125 kg Gold - Taha Akgul, TUR vs Geno Petriashvili, GEO
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    125 kg Gold - Taha Akgul, TUR vs Geno Petriashvili, GEO

    Mar 30, 2022

    125 kg gold medal match between Taha Akgul, TUR and Geno Petriashvili, GEO at the 2022 European Championship.

  9. 125 kg Semifinal - Taha Akgul, TUR vs Daniel Ligeti, HUN
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    125 kg Semifinal - Taha Akgul, TUR vs Daniel Ligeti, HUN

    Mar 29, 2022

    125kg semifinal match between Daniel Ligeti (HUN) and Taha Akgul (TUR) at the 2022 European Championships.

  10. 125kg Quarterfinal - Taha Akgul, TUR vs Magomedgadzhi Nurasulov, SRB
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    125kg Quarterfinal - Taha Akgul, TUR vs Magomedgadzhi Nurasulov, SRB

    Mar 29, 2022

    125kg quarterfinal match between Taha Akgul (TUR) and Magomedgadzhi Nurasulov (SRB) at the 2022 European Championships.

  11. 2022 European Championship Matchup Breakdowns
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    2022 European Championship Matchup Breakdowns

    Mar 29, 2022

    2022 European Championship Matchup Breakdowns

  12. 125 kg Gold - Taha Akgul, TUR vs Lkhagvagerel Munkhtur, MGL
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    125 kg Gold - Taha Akgul, TUR vs Lkhagvagerel Munkhtur, MGL

    Feb 26, 2022

    125 kg gold medal match between Taha Akgul, TUR and Lkhagvagerel Munkhtur, MGL at the 2022 Yasar Dogu.

  13. 125 kg Semifinal - Taha Akgul, TUR vs Daniel Ligeti, HUN
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    125 kg Semifinal - Taha Akgul, TUR vs Daniel Ligeti, HUN

    Feb 26, 2022

    125 kg semifinal match between Taha Akgul, TUR vs Daniel Ligeti, HUN at the 2022 Yasar Dogu.

  14. 125 kg Taha Akgul, TUR vs Magomedgadzhi Nurasulov, SRB
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    125 kg Taha Akgul, TUR vs Magomedgadzhi Nurasulov, SRB

    Feb 26, 2022

    125 kg match between Taha Akgul, TUR and Magomedgadzhi Nurasulov, SRB at the 2022 Yasar Dogu.

  15. 125 kg Gabriel Tysz, SVK vs Taha Akgul, TUR
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    125 kg Gabriel Tysz, SVK vs Taha Akgul, TUR

    Feb 26, 2022

    125 kg qualification match between Gabriel Tysz, SVK and Taha Akgul, TUR at the 2022 Yasar Dogu.