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Mithat Bayrak

Full name: Mithat Bayrak
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: March 3, 1929 in Adapazarı, Sakarya, Turkey
Died: April 20, 2014
Country: TUR Turkey
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Mithat Bayrak took up wrestling in 1948 and first competed internationally at the 1955 Mediterranean Games, where he finished fourth in Greco-Roman welterweight. Wrestling in Greco-Roman welterweight for most of his career, Bayrak had a brief, but successful, international career. He won Olympic golds in 1956 and 1960 and won silvers at the 1959 Mediterranean Games (in welterweight) and at the 1959 Balkan Championships (in middleweight). Bayrak also competed at the 1958 World Greco-Roman Championships, where he finished 10th in middleweight. Bayrak retired after the 1960 Olympics, although he made a brief comeback to compete at the 1964 Olympics, where he was eliminated after the third round. In 1961, Bayrak emigrated to Germany, and settled in Witten, where he ran several restaurants with his wife. Joining KSV Witten 07 wrestling club, Bayrak continued to wrestle in local tournaments for almost 20 years and later worked as a wrestling coach with KSV Witten 07. Bayrak was inducted to FILA International Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2011.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman Turkey TUR 1 Gold
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman Turkey TUR 1 Gold
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman Turkey TUR AC

Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR RE
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Turkey TUR Final Standings 1 1956-12-03
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Turkey TUR Final Round Match #1 1 1956-12-06 Bayrak (TUR) decision (3-0), Maneyev (URS)
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Turkey TUR Round Five 1T 1956-12-06 3
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Turkey TUR Round Five Match #2 AC 1956-12-06 Bayrak (TUR) 0
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Turkey TUR Round Four 2T 1956-12-06 3
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Turkey TUR Round Four Match #1 1 1956-12-06 Bayrak (TUR) decision (3-0), Berlin (SWE) 1
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Turkey TUR Round Three 2T 1956-12-05 2
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Turkey TUR Round Three Match #1 1 1956-12-05 Bayrak (TUR) decision (3-0), Holt (USA) 1
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Turkey TUR Round Two 2T 1956-12-04 1
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Turkey TUR Round Two Match #2 1 1956-12-04 Bayrak (TUR) fall (8:15), Petkov (BUL) 0
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Turkey TUR Round One 4T 1956-12-03 1
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Turkey TUR Round One Match #1 1 1956-12-03 Bayrak (TUR) decision (2-1), Szilvásy (HUN) 1
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Turkey TUR Final Round Match #2 1 1960-08-31 Bayrak (TUR) fall (1:47), Maritschnigg (GER)
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Turkey TUR Final Round Match #3 1 1960-08-31 Bayrak (TUR) decision, Schiermeyer (FRA)
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Turkey TUR Round Six 1T 1960-08-31 5
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Turkey TUR Round Six Match #2 1T 1960-08-31 Hamarnik (URS) , Bayrak (TUR) draw 2
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Turkey TUR Round Five 2 1960-08-31 3
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Turkey TUR Round Five Match #1 1 1960-08-31 Bayrak (TUR) decision, Rizmayer (HUN) 1
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Turkey TUR Round Four 1T 1960-08-30 2
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Turkey TUR Round Four Match #6 AC 1960-08-30 Bayrak (TUR) 0
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Turkey TUR Round Three 1T 1960-08-29 2
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Turkey TUR Round Three Match #9 1 1960-08-29 Bayrak (TUR) decision, Nyström (SWE) 1
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Turkey TUR Round Two 1T 1960-08-27 1
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Turkey TUR Round Two Match #12 1 1960-08-27 Bayrak (TUR) fall (10:29), Berger (AUT) 0
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Turkey TUR Round One 5T 1960-08-26 1
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Turkey TUR Round One Match #13 1 1960-08-26 Bayrak (TUR) decision, Horvat (YUG) 1
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Wrestling Turkey TUR Final Standings AC 1964-10-16 6 Eliminated r3/6
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Wrestling Turkey TUR Round Three 11T 1964-10-18 6
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Wrestling Turkey TUR Round Three Match #4 2 1964-10-18 Vesper (GER) decision, Bayrak (TUR) 3
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Wrestling Turkey TUR Round Two 5T 1964-10-17 3
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Wrestling Turkey TUR Round Two Match #4 1 1964-10-17 Bayrak (TUR) decision, Laakso (FIN) 1
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Wrestling Turkey TUR Round One 7T 1964-10-16 2
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Wrestling Turkey TUR Round One Match #4 1T 1964-10-16 Bayrak (TUR) draw, Nyström (SWE) 2
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