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Nazem Amine

Full name: Nazem Amine
Original name: ناظم امين
Other name(s): Amine Nazem
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (169 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: May 29, 1927 in Zahlé, Beqaa, Lebanon
Died: July 16, 2017
Country: LIB Lebanon
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Brother-in-law of Moustafa Laham.

Biography

Nazem Amine was born in eastern Lebanon and grew up working in his father’s 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.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 33 Roma Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Freestyle Lebanon LIB 16

Men's Lightweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
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
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