EWF learned with sorrow that Mr. Kenan Nuhut (1956-2023) passed away on June 19.

Mr. Nuhut served as President of the Turkish Weightlifting Federation from 1978 to 1978 and again from 2000 to 2004. He was also an Executive Board member of the Turkish Olympic Committee and the Deputy General Director of Youth and Sport.

Mr. Nuhut served on the EWF Executive Board from 2003 until 2008.

“During his presidency, our national weightlifters won gold medals by breaking records in World and European Championships,” remarked Talat Unlu, President of Turkish Weightlifting Federation. Brother Kenan was not just the Feederation’s President, but also our elder brother and guide.”

Kenan Nuhut’s passing has greatly saddened the European Weightlifting Federation, whose contributions to the growth of weightlifting in Turkey and Europe will be remembered. EWF expresses sincere condolences to his family and the Turkish Weightlifting Federation.


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