Tevfik Kış

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Tevfik Kış
Medal record
Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling
Competitor for  Turkey
Olympic Games
Gold 1960 Rome, Italy Light heavyweight
World Championships
Gold 1962 Toledo, Ohio, U.S. Light heavyweight
Gold 1963 Helsinki, Finland Light heavyweight
Silver 1966 Helsinki, Finland Light heavyweight
European Championships
Gold 1966 Essen, Germany Light heavyweight
Mediterranean Games
Gold 1959 Beirut, Lebanon Light heavyweight
Balkan Championships
Silver 1959 Istanbul, Turkey Light heavyweight

Tevfik Kış (born August 10, 1934 in Kargı, Çorum Province) is a former 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.

Born 1934 in Pelitçik village of Kargı district in the Çorum Province, he began 1956 wrestling. Competing in Greco-Roman style, Tevfik Kış became 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. Tevfik Kış is a co-founder of the Turkish Wrestling Foundation and is active on its board.

He is married with two children and lives in Ankara running a restaurant.

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