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Mithat Bayrak (3 March 1929 – 20 April 2014) was a Turkish sports wrestler and trainer, who won two gold medals in the Welterweight class of Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling at the 1956 Olympics and 1960 Olympics.

Mithat Bayrak
Medal record
Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling
Representing  Turkey
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1956 Melbourne, Australia Welterweight
Gold medal – first place 1960 Rome, Italy Welterweight
Mediterranean Games
Silver medal – second place 1959 Beirut, Lebanon Welterweight
Balkan Championships
Silver medal – second place 1959 Istanbul, Turkey Middleweight
Tournaments
Gold medal – first place 1959 Savona, Italy Middleweight
Silver medal – second place 1959 Split, Yugoslavia Welterweight

Born on 3 March 1929 in Adapazarı of Sakarya Province, he began 1948 the wrestling sport in Sakarya Güneş Spor club. Following his admission to the national team, he was trained by the renowned wrestlers Gazanfer Bilge, Mehmet Oktav, Hüseyin Erkmen and Celal Atik. Mithat Bayrak won the gold medal twice for Turkey at the Olympic Games.

He ceased his international career after the 1960 Olympics and emigrated to Germany, where he joined the wrestling sports club KSV Witten 07. There, he wrestled almost 20 years more and served later also as trainer.

After the end of his career, he ran a restaurant in Witten, Germany.

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