Wrestler who won a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2009 Mediterranean Games and became a world champion at the 2011 World Wrestling Championships.
He studied physical education and sports at the Aksaray University.
He qualified at the 2012 Summer Olympics and won a bronze medal. He has over 170,000 followers on his rizakayaalp Instagram account.
He posted a photo of him and his mother to Instagram in May 2018.
He and Taha Akgul are both Turkish wrestlers.