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Tevfik Kış (10 August 1934 – 4 September 2019[1]) was a Turkish European, World and Olympic champion sports wrestler in the Light heavyweight class (87 kg) and a trainer. He won the gold medal in men's Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1960 Olympics.

Tevfik Kış
Medal record
Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling
Representing  Turkey
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1960 Rome Light heavyweight
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1962 Toledo Light heavyweight
Gold medal – first place 1963 Helsinki Light heavyweight
Silver medal – second place 1966 Helsinki Light heavyweight
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1966 Essen Light heavyweight
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 1959 Beirut Light heavyweight
Balkan Championships
Silver medal – second place 1959 Istanbul Light heavyweight

Born 1934 in the village of Pelitçik in the Kargı district in the Çorum Province, he began wrestling in 1956. Competing in Greco-Roman style, Kış became a gold medalist in wrestling at the 1960 Summer Olympics. He won later World and European championships. After his unsuccessful participation at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, he retired from the active sports and served then as trainer of his country's national team. Kış was a co-founder of the Turkish Wrestling Foundation and was active on its board.

He was married with two children and lived in Ankara running a restaurant.

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