Ekrem Celil

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Ekrem Celil
Personal information
Nationality Turkish
Born (1980-02-20) February 20, 1980 (age 37)
Kardzhali, Bulgaria
Sport
Country Turkey
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) –69 kg, –77 kg

Ekrem Celil (born February 20, 1980 in Kardzhali, Bulgaria) is a Turkish European champion weightlifter competing in the –69 kg and –77 kg divisions.[1][2]

Born in Bulgaria of Turkish descent, he started to perform weightlifting in a local club. Ekrem Celil immigrated in 1998 to Turkey in an action called as the "second Naim operation".[3]

He was admitted in 2000 to the Turkish national team, which would take part at the Olympics in Sydney. However, the Bulgarian Federation vetoed his participation.[4]

Achievements[edit]

European Weightlifting Championships
Rank Discipline Snatch Clean&Jerk Total Place Date
 Gold –69 kg + Trenčín, SVK 2001
 Silver –69 kg 185.0 Loutraki, GRE Apr 18, 2003[5]
 Bronze 325.0
 Bronze –69 kg 147.5 Kiev, UKR Apr 24, 2004[5]
 Gold 190.0
 Gold 337.5
Mediterranean Games
Rank Discipline Snatch Clean&Jerk Total Place Date
 Bronze –69 kg + Almeria, ESP 2005
 Gold +
Tournaments
Rank Discipline Snatch Clean&Jerk Total Place Date
 Gold –77 kg 142.0 180.0 322.0 Subotica, SRB Oct 8, 2011[2][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ekrem Celil". Chidlovski. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
  2. ^ a b "4th International Tournament Vladan Mihajlovic Memorial". IWF. Retrieved 2011-11-06. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Demirbilek, Celal (1998-06-28). "2. Naim operasyonu". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
  4. ^ "Şok! Ekrem'e izin yok". Sabah online (in Turkish). 2000-08-03. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
  5. ^ a b "Turkey" (in Turkish). IAT Weightlifting Database. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
  6. ^ "Sporcumuz Ekrem Celil Şampiyonn Oldu". Haber 73 (in Turkish). 2011-10-11. Retrieved 2011-11-06. [permanent dead link]

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