Loek Alflen, Dutch wrestler, Died at 81

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Dead. Loek Alflen, born August 29, 1933 and died August 17, 2015.

Alflen was a Dutch wrestler, he was Dutch national champion in the flyweight category between 1951 and 1970. He competed at the 1960 Olympics.

Alflen was born in Utrecht, he was raised in a family with a total of thirteen children.

As a six-year-old he became member of wrestling club De Halter (nl), eventually all his seven brothers also joined.

Five of the brothers eventually became national champions.

Between 1951 and 1970 Alflen was Dutch national champion in the flyweight category.

Alflen was 1.56 meters tall. He missed the 1956 Summer Olympics due to a Dutch boycot, which was in place due to the Soviet Union’s role in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.

He finished on place thirteen during wrestling at the 1960 Summer Olympics.

Loek Alflen died after a prolonged illness August 17, 2015, aged 81.

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