Ahmet Kıbıl

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAhmet•Kıbıl
Used nameAhmet•Kıbıl
Born15 December 1952 in Sarıkamış (TUR)
Died16 August 2011 in İstanbul (TUR)
Measurements142 cm / 54 kg
NOC Türkiye


Hailing from Turkey’s easternmost parts, Ahmet Kıbıl debuted at the Olympics while he was still 15-years-old. Despite this, he still finished as the best ranked of four Turkish competitors in the 1968 Olympic giant slalom, coming 82nd overall (out of 101 competitors and 88 finishers). From 1971 to 1975, Kıbıl won the Turkish national skiing title, and in 1976 he competed in his second Olympics. Two years earlier, he had placed a credible 15th (though last) at the combined event in the World Championships in St. Moritz. After his active career, Kıbıl served as a coach and president of the Turkish Skiing and Snowboarding Federation. At 59, he succumbed to lung cancer at Cerrahpasa hospital.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) TUR Ahmet Kıbıl
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 82
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 3 h12 r2/3
1976 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) TUR Ahmet Kıbıl
Downhill, Men (Olympic) 63
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) DNF
Slalom, Men (Olympic) DNF