Ahmet Peker

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Ahmet Peker
Personal information
Nationality Turkish
Born (1989-11-04) November 4, 1989 (age 27)
İskilip, Çorum Province, Turkey
Height 1.62 m (5.3 ft)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Sport
Sport Sport wrestling
Event(s) Freestyle
Club Bursa Büyükşehir Belediyespor Club in Bursa
Coached by İsmail Faikoğlu

Ahmet Peker (born November 4, 1989 in İskilip, Çorum Province, Turkey) is a Turkish sport wrestler in 55 kg division of Freestyle. The 1.62 m (5.3 ft) tall athlete is a member of Bursa Büyükşehir Belediyespor Club in Bursa, where he is coached by İsmail Faikoğlu.[1][2] In 2009, he was named by FILA the best junior wrestler having won the most world championships.[3][4]

He was born on November 4, 1989 in Harun village of Iskilip district in Çorum Province to Sadullah and his wife Hatice, a farmer family with five children. He began with wrestling at the Adil Candemir Wrestling Training Center in Çorum, and became a member of Amasya Şekerspor Club in Amasya after completing his education. Peker transferred to Bursa Büyükşehir Belediyespor when his club in Amasya closed.[4][5]

Ahmet Peker is winner of several medals in cadets and juniors class at European and world level. He won the gold medal at the World Junior Wrestling Championships in 2006 held in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in 2008 held in Istanbul and in 2009 Ankara, Turkey. He became the gold medalist at the European Juniors Wrestling Championships in 2007 held at Belgrade, Serbia and in 2009 at Tblisi, Georgia.[1] He won the bronze medal at the 2012 European Wrestling Championships held in Belgrade, Serbia.[6]

Peker participated at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Peker, Ahmet". Foeldaek-Professional Sports Equipment. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ "Şampiyon Güreşçiye Büyük Ödül" (in Turkish). Bursa Büıükşehir Belediyesi. 2009-08-19. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ Şahin, Nahit. "Ahmet Peker Dünya'nın En İyi Genç Güreşçisi" (in Turkish). Türkiye Güreş Federasyonu. Retrieved May 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Fila İskilip'li Ahmet Peker En İyi Dedi." (in Turkish). İskilipliyiz. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  5. ^ "İskilipli Sporcunun Başarısı (Ahmet Peker)". İskilipliyiz (in Turkish). Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  6. ^ "Ahmet Peker bronz getirdi". CNN Turk (in Turkish). 2012-03-08. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  7. ^ "Ahmet Peker, Londra yolcusu". TRT Spor (in Turkish). 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 

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