Müzahir Sille

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Müzahir Sille
Personal information
Born (1931-09-21) 21 September 1931 (age 83)
Istanbul, Turkey
Residence Istanbul, Turkey
Country Turkey
Sport Olympic wrestling
Event(s) Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling
Club Istanbul Güreş İK (1949–1861)
KSV Witten 07 (1961–1986)

Müzahir Sille (born 21 September 1931, Istanbul), is a former Turkish Olympic champion sports wrestler in the Featherweight class and a trainer. He won the gold medal in Men's Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1960 Olympics.

Born 1931 in Istanbul, he began 1949 sports wrestling in the "Istanbul Güreş Ihtisas Kulübü", a club specialized in wrestling. Competing in Greco-Roman style, Müzahir Sille became gold medalist in wrestling at the 1960 Summer Olympics after he won the silver medal twice at World championships and ranked 4th at the 1956 Summer Olympics.

He continued his wrestling career from 1961 on in the wrestling club KSV Witten 07 in Germany along with his teammate Mithat Bayrak, where he became regional champion. Following his retirement from the active sports, he served as a trainer in his club.[1] Müzahir Sille recently resides in Istanbul after having lived almost 25 years in Germany.[2]


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