(Hürriyet Newspaper, 18 January 2011)
Trainer Nazir Işık brought a 12-person team of wrestlers from
Muş to the wrestling championship for 13-14 year-olds held
in Erzincan and involving 300 athletes from 23 provinces. Işık
punched and beat those of his wrestlers who lost their matches
in full view of all the spectators in the hall. During the 15 January
event, Işık screamed tactics to his athletes during their matches
and slapped them around if they lost.
Işık, who was not restrained by officials, first punched one of
his blue-uniformed wrestlers and scolded him. Next, he went
into the stands after another wrestler who was sitting there and
smacked him on the head a number of times. The boy could
barely hold his head up after the blows. Işık then punched an-
of his wrestlers who was being treated by the trainer.
Not able to contain himself, Işık went back into the stands to
again beat the same boy he had battered earlier. For his final
performance, Işık punched one of his wrestlers after he lost
his match. In all, only one of Işık's charges was able to win
a group championship. The winning wrestlers won the right
to participate in the Turkey Championship to be held in Çorum.