Ahmet Bilek

Ahmet Bilek (1932, Kula in Manisa, Turkey – 1971, Germany), was a Turkish Olympic champion sports wrestler in the flyweight class (52 kg) and a trainer. He won the gold medal in men's freestyle wrestling at the 1960 Olympics.

Ahmet Bilek
Medal record
Men's Freestyle Wrestling
Representing  Turkey
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1960 Rome Flyweight
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1953 Naples, Italy Flyweight
Silver medal – second place 1959 Tehran, Iran Flyweight
Balkan Championships
Silver medal – second place 1960 Burgas, Bulgaria Flyweight
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 1955 Barcelona, Spain Flyweight
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He was born in 1932 in the western Turkish town of Kula in Manisa Province.

After his successful participation at the Olympics in Rome, Ahmet Bilek emigrated to Germany following his teammates Mithat Bayrak and Müzahir Sille. He continued his sports career in the wrestling club KSV Köllerbach in Püttlingen, a small town near Saarbrücken and became German champion in 1966 and 1968.[1]

Ahmet Bilek committed suicide in 1971 in Germany.[2]

He was married to Ayten and had a son Ali and a daughter Sevil.[3]



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