Who is Yilmaz Sazak?
Born in Ankara on March 25th, 1928, Yılmaz Sazak was one of the founders of Yüksel İnşaat in 1963. He had been chairman and a member of the board of directors of Yüksel Group Companies in various periods until the year 2000.
Starting from his young ages, athletics became one of his purposes in life and he has occupied positions such as member, deputy and chairman in the management of the Turkish Athletic Federation, along with his professional business life. He was the chairman of the Federation in 1988-89. He was devoted to carry Turkish athletics into the global arena. He volunteered the personal sponsorship and provided financial and moral support for Turkish Athletes and has never gave-up on his dream to raise world class Turkish athletes. He started the Yılmaz Sazak International Age Groups Athletics Meeting in an effort to raise the profile of Turkish athletics to a level on par with many other developed countries. Sazak passed away on July 15th, 2000, his 3 children have been carrying out the meetings in the memory of their father, under the sponsorship of Yüksel Group Companies.