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Ahmet Ayık

Ahmet Ayık

Ahmet Ayık, is a former Turkish World champion and Olympic medalist sports wrestler in the Light heavyweight class and a sports executive. He won the silver medal at the 1964 Olympics in Men's Freestyle wrestling and the gold medal at the 1968 Olympics. He was born in 1938 in Eskiköy, a village of Doğanşar district in Sivas Province in the eastern part of Central Anatolia as the sixth child of a poor family. Ahmet Ayık lost four of his siblings during the 1939 Erzincan earthquake. He began wrestling as a youngster in the traditional Turkish yağlı güreş. At age 13, he followed his brother to Istanbul, and joined first Şişli Youth Club and later Beşiktaş JK for sports ... more on Wikipedia

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