Rıza Maksut İşman

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File:Riza Maksut coaching tennis.jpg
Riza Maksut (right) training tennis player

Rıza Maksut İşman (1915 in Istanbul – December 30, 2004, in İzmir) was a Turkish athlete.


He started sports through cycling. He has many medals in track and field. He has trained many athletes, including Cahit Önel. He has been in the athletics teams of Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray clubs.


  • 1935 - Ranked first in National Championship at 5000m in 16:51.4 and at 10000m in 35:15.1. [1]
  • 1938 - Ran 1500m in Taksim in 4:11.2 which remained the Turkish record till 1948. (see interview in Hürriyet below)
  • 1939 - Ranked first in National Championship at 5000m in 16:08.3.
  • 1940 - Participated 11th Balkan Games in Istanbul, where athletes from Turkey, Greece and Yugoslavia have competed. He won the 800m in 2:01.2.
  • 1948 - He has competed for the Turkish team in 800m (2:01.1 [2]), 1500m and 4 x 400m relay in the 1948 Summer Olympics held in London. His teammate Ruhi Sarıalp won bronze medal in triple jump [3]. The 4 x 400m team consisted of Seydi Dinçtürk, Rıza Maksut İşman, Doğan Acarbay and Kemal Horolu, finishing in 3:35.0.
  • 1960 - Served the Turkish team as massage therapist in 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome. [4]
  • 1964 - He was in Turkish team in the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo. (needs a reference)
  • 1975 - He competed in 200m, 800m, 3000m finals in age group 60-64 in the First World Masters Track and Field Championships held in Toronto, Canada. In 800m with a time of 2:23.9 he placed first and broke the masters Canadian Open Record. In 3000m he finished second with a time of 10:51.8 behind William G. Andberg who broke the masters world record with a time of 10:46.9. He placed fifth in 200m with a time of 28.2. [5]


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