Yaşar Doğu (Born in 1913, Kavak - Date of death 8 January 1961, Ankara) is a Turkish wrestler who wrestles in both freestyle and Greco-Roman style. Yaşar Doğu was born in Karlı village of Samsun's Kavak district in 1913 and settled in Emirli, his mother's village, after his father died during the First World War. Yaşar Doğu was sent to her aunt Ayşe Tok (Doğu), who lived in the Kurnaz Village of Amasya in 5 or 1917, when her mother, Mrs. Feride, had her second marriage in this village. It is known that in the village of Ayşe Hanima, it was named Feride, in honor of the mother of Yaşar Doğu, Feride. Her aunt's husband, namely her brother-in-law, Satıldı Tok, raised Yaşar Doğu with him until his military service, without distinguishing between his sons Hayrettin and Kemal. In those years, Yaşar Doğu, who was dealing with farming and animal husbandry alongside his aunt and brother-in-law, was taking his brother-in-law Satıldı Tok to wrestling at the village weddings on weekends with a single horse-drawn carriage. Before going to military service, he was admired by the wrestling authorities coming from Ankara in the wedding wrestling in the present-day Ziyaret Town of Amasya - formerly known as Ziyere Village in 1918.
While he was in the military in Ankara in 1936, he joined the Wrestling Specialization Club and started mat wrestling. When he finished his military service in 1938, he settled in Ankara and started wrestling for his club. Here, Finnish coach Onni Helinen, who was at the head of the national team at that time, took him to the national team in 1939 when he saw his wrestling style and strength. In the same year, he wrestled at the European Championships in Oslo with 66 kilograms and lost in one of his four wrestles and came in second. He took his only freestyle defeat by points against Estonian wrestler Toots. The Oslo Tournament was the only freestyle tournament that Yaşar Doğu participated in but did not become the champion.
In the Balkan Championship held in Istanbul Çemberlitaş in 1940, he won 3 times with three buttons and became the champion in 66 kg. Araya II. With the entry of World War II, two more wins by two buttons in the two national matches held in Cairo and Alexandria in 1946. kazanwas. In the European Championship held in Stockholm that year, he played 73 matches with 6 kilos. kazanraking the title of European Champion for the first time kazanwas. A year later, at the European Greco-Roman Championship held in Prague, he again defeated all his rivals and became the champion of 73 kilos.
He participated in the 1948 Summer Olympics where he defeated all 5 of his opponents and became the Olympic champion.
In 1949, he went on a European Tour with the Turkish national team. In this tour, which included Italy, Switzerland, Sweden and Finland, he wrestled a total of 79 kilos and made all of them. kazanwas. In the same year, the European Wrestling Championship was held in Istanbul. Yaşar Doğu wrestled in 79 kilograms and became the champion by hitting his first three opponents, and in the final by defeating the famous Swedish wrestler Groemberg by points.
In 1950, he went on a tour, this time in Asia. He beat his opponents with the touch of all wrestling he performed in Baghdad, Basra and Lahore and spread his reputation in the East.
Yaşar Doğu had the chance to participate in the World Championship once during his wrestling life. Yaşar Doğu, who climbed to the mat at 1951 kg in 87, won the first and last World Championship of his life by defeating his Finnish, Iranian, German and Swedish rivals, although it was difficult for him to wrestle at this weight due to his short stature. kazanwas. All of the national wrestling team that went to Helsinki in 1951 returned home with the championship title. This team consisted of Yaşar Doğu, Nurettin Zafer, Haydar Zafer, Nasuh Akar, Celal Atik, Ali Yücel, İbrahim Zengin and Adil Candemir.
When he was declared professional by the Olympic Committee for being given a home after the London Olympics, he could not participate in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics.
After quitting wrestling, he became a coach in the national team. While he was in Sweden with the national team on 15 December 1955, he suffered a severe heart attack. He continued to train young wrestlers after his return, despite the doctors' advice for a definite rest.
He passed away on January 8, 1961, with a second heart attack in Ankara. His grave is in Ankara Cebeci Military Cemetery.
Yaşar Doğu, one of the legendary names of Turkish wrestling, was defeated in only one of 47 wrestling matches with the crescent and star jersey, and he hit 46 of the 33 matches he won. kazanIs Her. KazanAlthough the normal time total of the 46 matches he did not play was 690 minutes, these wrestlings lasted a total of 372 minutes and 26 seconds due to the keys he made in a short time.