Full name: Nazem Amine
Original name: ÙØ§Ø¸Ù Ø§Ù ÙÙ
Other name(s): Amine Nazem
Height: 5-6.5 (169 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: May 29, 1927 in ZahlÃ©, Beqaa, Lebanon
Died: July 16, 2017
Related Olympians: Brother-in-law of Moustafa Laham.
Nazem Amine was born in eastern Lebanon and grew up working in his fatherâs butcher shop in Beirut. He began wrestling at a local gym in the early 1950s and eventually made the 1950 Lebanese Olympic team that competed at Roma.
In 1967, when the Israeli-Arab War started, Amine moved his family to Dearborn, Michigan in the United States, where he started his own butcher shop. He did that for many years but then started a second part-time job as a driver for Spirit Airlines, which eventually became his full-time job. Amine worked until he was 88-years-old, raising nine children with his wife, the former Nadia Laham.
Two of his sons, Mike and Sam, became scholarship wrestlers at the University of Michigan, with Mike achieving All-American status and finishing second at the NCAA Meet. A daughter, Hoda Amine, became a domestic violence intervention counselor in Dearborn. A grandson, Malik Amine, was a Michigan high school wrestling champion, and also earned a scholarship to wrestle at Michigan.
|1960 Summer||33||Roma||Wrestling||Men's Lightweight, Freestyle||Lebanon||LIB||16|
|1960 Summer||33||Roma||Wrestling||Lebanon||LIB||Round Three||16||1960-09-03||9|
|1960 Summer||33||Roma||Wrestling||Lebanon||LIB||Round Three||Match #4||2||1960-09-03||Tajiki (IRI) fall (2:29), Amine (LIB)||4|
|1960 Summer||33||Roma||Wrestling||Lebanon||LIB||Round Two||15T||1960-09-02||5|
|1960 Summer||33||Roma||Wrestling||Lebanon||LIB||Round Two||Match #4||2||1960-09-02||Bielle (FRA) fall (0:54), Amine (LIB)||4|
|1960 Summer||33||Roma||Wrestling||Lebanon||LIB||Round One||4T||1960-09-01||1|
|1960 Summer||33||Roma||Wrestling||Lebanon||LIB||Round One||Match #4||1||1960-09-01||Amine (LIB) decision, Stephenson (GBR)||1|